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Bustle Date: 1880s Culture: American Medium: metal Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert K. Baker, 1963 Accession Number: C.I.63.12.1

C.1885. A beautiful and rarely found full petticoat to go over a large bustle. These petticoats added extra fullness to the skirt, and softened the lines caused but the metal ribs of the bustle. Bustle petticoats are very hard to find, as later on when skirts grew slimmer, they were often cut down into A line petticoats during the 1890's and Edwardian era.