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Object Name Stocking
Catalog Number 1980.38.11ab
Date 1942
Material(s) Nylon
Dimensions H-30.5 W-9.5 inches
Description This pair of ultra sheer yellow nylon stockings has a reinforced heel and toe. The stockings have a sheer sole and a center back seam. A 5.5" wide cotton band is at the thigh and there is a pinked edge at the top of the thigh.
Notes Worn by the donor, Mildred Stringe Berkey at her 1942 wedding to Jonas Burkey. Very early nylon stockings were hard to get. She had a friend whose mother owned a hosiery store. According to the donor these stockings were originally beige in color.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Burkey, Mildred Stringe
Subjects Hosiery
Clothing & dress
Women's clothing
Search Terms Stockings
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS