C.1885-1890. A soft little heavily corded cotton newborn baby corset or stayband.
These were carry overs from the days when
newborns were swaddled. A baby would wear a stayband until it was a few years old, then if it was a girl, she would be put into a proper corset. Ties at the back
with cotton tapes. Shoulder straps are also made out of cotton tapes. The chest measures 13 1/2" across
, and the waist is 13". As the newborn got a little older, the tapes would be let out until he outgrew the stayband. Measures 5 1/2" long at the front.
(Formerly L. Hidic)