This issue's selection "From the Collection" examines a late seventeenth century women's garment called a stomacher. At first glance, it looks like a medieval garment: stiff as armor, beautifully embroidered in silk, silver, and gold threads on a ribbed silk ground. At first glance, this couldn't possibly be American-made. It evokes images of court costume, of ladies and knights, of the things romance novels are made of.
Youngken, M Joan
"From the Collection: The Armstrong Stomacher,"
Newport History: Vol. 65:
225, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol65/iss225/4