1895 - 1905 Chinese American Woman's Trousers

Description (Brief)
Ng Shee (1874 - ?) had this two paneled skirt as well as trousers made in Hong Kong at the time of her marriage to Mr. Lee B. Lok in China around 1900. After the marriage Ng Shee lived with her mother in law in China until she joined Mr. Lee in New York City in 1906.
The pair of matching trousers was often worn under the pleated skirt with a rectangular apron or wei chu’u.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trousers, woman's
Object Type
Trousers
Woman
Main Dress
date made
ca 1900
maker
unknown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 49 cm x 100 cm; 19 9/32 in x 39 3/8 in
place made
Zhonghua: Hong Kong, Colony of
worn
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
ID Number
1992.0620.21
catalog number
1992.0620.21
accession number
1992.0620
subject
Chinese American
Family & Social Life
Immigration
Immigrants
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Chinese American
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Home and Community Life: Costume
Chinese American
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
Publication title
Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Publication author
Mead, Virginia Lee
Publication URL
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
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