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Archival Anecdotes: Fancy that!


April 19, 2021

Pictured at right is a light and sheer blouse with intricate lace work. It is one of several similar blouses housed at the Eddy County Museum. Known as the shirtwaist, or sometimes simply a "waist," this blouse was designed much like a man's shirt with a collar and a button-down top.

Notable differences in this more feminine design included a series of pleats at the waist (hence the name.) The...

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