Skirt Lifters

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Title

Skirt Lifters

Description

Skirt lifters were used by Victorian ladies to stop their skirts from dragging in the dirt, or to allow for extra movement during physical activities, such as cycling or tennis. Although they were already in existence, skirt lifters became fashionable during the Victoria era. This pair was manufactured by Walton and Shaw and they are thought to date from the 1880s.

Creator

Walton and Shaw

Source

Trafford Local Studies Collection, cat. ref. TRA/5/7/453

Date

c.1880s

Rights

This image may be subject to copyright law, in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Under the terms of 'fair dealing' it may be used for non-commercial research and private study. The person using the image is responsible for any infringement.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Walton and Shaw, “Skirt Lifters,” Exploring Trafford's Heritage , accessed October 4, 2022, https://exploringtraffordsheritage.omeka.net/items/show/2804.

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