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Image of Combination - 1954.002.02

Combination - 1954.002.02

Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. Called "The Leona," after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers and slip into one undergarment. This leona is made of a cotton batiste. The skirt has an untrimmed self-fabric ruffle. Entredeux ribbon beading with drawstring at waist. There is a 2 shell button closure at the waist and one button at the neck. The bodice is open in the fro ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Combination - 1982.062.10

Combination - 1982.062.10

Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. Called "The Leona," after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers and slip into one undergarment. This Leona is made of an off white cotton ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Combination - 1982.062.21

Combination - 1982.062.21

Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. Called "The Leona," after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers, and slip into one undergarment. This Leona is made of an off white cotton batiste. The skirt has a self fabric ruffle trimmed with a machine made bobbin lace. The same lace is used as insertions across the bodice front. A A narrower version is ruffled at the neckline with ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Combination - 1982.084.01

Combination - 1982.084.01

Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. Called "The Leona," after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers, and slip into one undergarment. This Leona is made of a white cotton batiste. The skirt has a self-fabric ruffle trimmed with eyelet. The same eyelet is used on the bodice with a drawstring at the neck. Eyelet entredeux and drawstring at waist. There is a 3 shell button cl ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Combination - 1986.065.08

Combination - 1986.065.08

Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. Called "The Leona," after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers, and slip into one undergarment. This Leona is made of a cotton batiste, the skirt has an untrimmed slef-fabric ruffle. Entredeux ribbon beading with drawsring at waist. There is a 2 shell button closure at the waist and one shell button at the neck. The bodice is open in f ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Combination - 1987.051.13

Combination - 1987.051.13

Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. Called "The Leona," after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers, and slip into one undergarment. This Leona is made of a window pane check cotton batiste. The skirt has a self-fabric ruffle trimmed with valenciennes lace. Eyelet entredeux and drawstring at waist. There is a 2 shell button closure at the waist and one button closure at t ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Combination - 2005.015.01

Combination - 2005.015.01

Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. Called "The Leona," after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers, and slip into one undergarment. This Leona is constructed of a cream-colored fine cotton batsiste with a tattersall plaid woven in by varying the tread count. The skirt has a self-fabric ruffle and is trimmed with machine-made lace. The arms and neckline of the bodice ar ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Combination - 2005.015.02

Combination - 2005.015.02

Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. Called "The Leona," after its inventer and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers and slip into one undergarment. This Leona is constructed of a white cotton batiste. The skirt has a ruffle of a gauzier cotton, trimmed with lace that appears handmade. The arms and neckline of the bodice are trimmed with the same lace, and there is a ribbon insert at the w ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Combination - 2012.016.02

Combination - 2012.016.02

Women's undergarment. White cotton, with lace trim on bodice and around skirt/legs edges. The waist has a ribbon inserted through eyelet lace for a drawstring. Stamped label sewn into waist says: "The Leona Three Piece Suit, Patented Feb. 7, 1906, La Crosse, Wis." Condition good, but artifact is not unused. Yellowing stains on one lace strap and on lace on leg bottom. Very small size; Family history states that the Leona's inventor, Leona Linker ...

Record Type: Object