Object ID
2004.8.23.B
Object Name
Glove
Date Created
1950s
Material
Rayon
Object Entities
Manufactured, (created by)
Neokos, Ernie (is related to)
Object Description
Short white womens glove, would come about two inches down the wrist. There are three yellow stitches on the top of the hand. Some yellowing of the fabric on the upper side on the wrist. On the back side of the glove are two tan snap buttons on the wrist area. Small black dot on the back side of the pointer finger as well as on the ring finger.
Origin
From the mid-1800s onwards, jean, sateen, and taffeta gloves were introduced. In the 1950s, nylon gloves, knitted in a variety of weights, textures, and colors, became trendy. Novelties in fabric gloves included: adding fringes or tassels at the wrist or on the cuffs; inserting gussets of lace at the back of the gloves or on the wrists; edging the wrists with ribbons and flowers, either real or artificial; embroidering the top of the gloves or the cuffs with gold, silver, and colorful threads; and, adding pearls, beadwork, or monograms to grace the gloves. Short gloves were generally worn in daytime or when wearing long sleeves. Also the lighter weight in material suggests warmer weather gloves.
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Citation
Glove, 1950s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7311. Accessed 11/29/20.