Petti-Hoop

Description

Petti-hoop of steel hoops within a white cotton petticoat. A modified form of cage crinoline consisting of three graduated steel hoops that open with snaps that fit within horizontal pockets of the full-length petticoat. Petticoat has gathered waist and eyelet lace at hem. Maker's label sewn in: "Petti-hoop / Created by / Ru-Nell / Pat Pend #494517" Size label, "10". The Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. was founded by Fred Poole in 1935 in Yorkville, Georgia, USA. The company was named after his wife Ruby, and his oldest daughter Nell. Originally producing chenille bedspreads, they began to manufacturing "Petti-hoops" after their daughter ... continued below

Creation Information

Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. (Yorkville, Georgia) 1955/1965.

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This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 109 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Petti-Hoop
  • Added Title: Hooped Petticoat

Description

Petti-hoop of steel hoops within a white cotton petticoat. A modified form of cage crinoline consisting of three graduated steel hoops that open with snaps that fit within horizontal pockets of the full-length petticoat. Petticoat has gathered waist and eyelet lace at hem.

Maker's label sewn in: "Petti-hoop / Created by / Ru-Nell / Pat Pend #494517"

Size label, "10".

The Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. was founded by Fred Poole in 1935 in Yorkville, Georgia, USA. The company was named after his wife Ruby, and his oldest daughter Nell. Originally producing chenille bedspreads, they began to manufacturing "Petti-hoops" after their daughter Dorothy was unable to find a petticoat/hoop set to wear for a Southern Bell Ball in the 1950's. Ruby Poole designed the first one, and it became so popular that they went into production. Later they were produced as wedding gown underpinnings.

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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Creation Date

  • 1955/1965

Start & End Dates

  • 1955 - 1965

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • July 2, 2012, 10:15 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • July 11, 2012, 9:42 a.m.

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Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. (Yorkville, Georgia). Petti-Hoop, physical object, 1955/1965; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87029/: accessed April 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.