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 are trimmed witht he same lace, and there is a pale green ribbon insert at the waist and neckline, which serve as drawstrings to adjust the fit.
There is a 2 button closure at the waist and one button at the neck. The bodice is otherwise open in front, and the skirt is also open in front, with overlapping sides. Each side of the skirt has a "built-in" leg, making the drawers part of the slip.
The label reads "Three Piece Suit Patented Feb. 7, 1905, La Crosse, Wis."
|Collection||LCHS Undergarment Collection|
|Year Range from||1905|
|Year Range to||1920|
|Provenance||Found among the items in the estate of Marjorie Murphy|
|Dimension Details||Skirt length is 20".|
|Place of Origin||La Crosse, WI|
Made in La Crosse