Ribbon

Description
Before the advent of zippers or elastic, ribbons (also called tape) were used to tie and fasten a variety of garments for both men and women. Used to keep socks up, corsets tightened, or sleeves closed, ribbons were an integral part of the daily wardrobe in early American life.
Object Name
ribbon
Object Type
ribbon
ID Number
CS*058556F
catalog number
058556F
accession number
206516
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Home and Community Life: Costume
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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