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Coat (swallowtail) & pants

Description

Coat A: Black with turnover collar, wide revers; double breasted - 5 buttonholes; 4 pairs self buttons; padded front; green lining; sleeves lined with blue and red striped sateen; 2 tail pockets; 1 inside breast pocket; raw edges of tails; darts at waist front. Pants B: Black; 4 button front; 2 front pockets with full flap & 1 button; coin pocket in waist band; buckle and strap back closure, gusseted; pant hem lined with buckram.

Details

Label
Loaned to the MFA for exhibition "High Style and Hoop Skirts: 1850s Fashions," Nov 6, 2004-March 13, 2005.
Maker
Ely--Tailor & Gents Furnisher, Edward (Maker)
Date
1866
Inscriptions
Coat A: Label on lining of neck: ""Edward Ely Chicago Ills"" see gilt buttons on pants Pants B: stamp on buttons: ""ED ELY CHICAGO ILL"" print on lining of coin pocket: ""TAILOR & GENTS FURNISHER - ELY MAKER - CHICAGO"" Handwritten ""F. B. James"" Buckle: ""PARIS""
Location of origin
Chicago, IL, USA
Material
cloth
linen (material)
silk (textile)
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Illinois (United States)
Ohio (United States)
Descriptive terms
armed forces
Broadcloth
Civil War
cloth
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
Men's clothing
Military
Possibly civil wars
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
SUIT
suits (main garments)
Wedding
weddings
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1933.913AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Spaulding
GUSN
35889
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