Skating costume, blue wool
Description Woman's two- piece deep blue wool skating outfit with black astrakhan trim on jacket and skirt. Matching hood and scarf. A) Fitted jacket with princess seaming has full length two-piece sleeves pleated into arrmscye. Jacket has full length center button front closure. Five sets of corded decorative black silk frogs fastened with double breasted effect over front astrakhan panel. Jacket is lined in dark olive brown flannel. B) Gored skirt gathered to shaped yoke at waist. Center back opening closes with three hook and eyes along edge of band. Skirt hem has 18 cm wide band of black astrakhan fur and a vertical stripe of same fabric following left side front seam with three 4.5 cm wide self-covered buttons sewn as trim. Body of skirt is unlined. Hem is faced with black wool flannel. C) Hood is trimmed with narrow band of astrakhan fur along neck and front opening. Black grosgrain ribbon attached to top of interior hood is revealed when front of hood is folded back slightly while being worn. Hood is slightly gathered center back and is decorated with flame shaped appliqué of black astrakhan fur. Three black metal hooks with closures are located at side fronts and center back for securing to jacket collar. D) Black wool stockinette stitch knit scarf with single deep blue yarn tassel at each end.
Quantity 4 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 14 1/4 inches length (1988.155.408.A, jacket, neck to waist)
26 3/4 inches length (1988.155.408.A, jacket, neck to hem)
41 1/4 inches circumference (1988.155.408.A, jacket, bustline)
31 1/2 inches circumference (1988.155.408.A, jacket, waistline)
34 1/4 inches length (1988.155.408.B, skirt, center front to hem)
34 1/4 inches length (1988.155.408.B, skirt, side waist to hem)
34 3/4 inches length (1988.155.408.B, skirt, center back to hem)
26 1/4 inches circumference (1988.155.408.B, skirt, waistline)
74 1/2 inches circumference (1988.155.408.B, skirt, hem)
Nomenclature Costume, skating
Subjects Used by: Furness, Marion Ramsey
Used by: Ramsey / Furness family
Used in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Sports and recreation
Clothing. Women's Sport Clothes. Unclassified
Dates Creation: Approximately 1888 - Not later than 1910
(Garment originally had flat sleeves of the late 1880s. The current sleeves are in the style of mid 1890s. The shorter length of the skirt suggests that it was worn into the early 20th century.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1988.155.408.A-D

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