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Girl's Cage Crinoline

This is a child's crinoline, and would have been worn by a young girl about the age of 8 - 10. It dates from the second half of the 1860's, possibly 1866/ 1867. It features suspenders to hold up the crinoline properly, and has three hooks on the which allow the waist to go from 19" to 22". This is a homemade hoop which had been altered from a large adult sized hoop. It was altered where the wires overlapped to make them smaller and narrower for a child.
(L. Hidic)