Coat (swallowtail) & pants

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1866

GUSN

GUSN-35889

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

Descriptive Terms

suits (main garments)
cloth
stitching
wool (textile)
linen (material)
silk (textile)
civil wars
weddings
armed forces
Men's clothing
Broadcloth
Silk
Hand Stitched
Wedding
Linen
Military
Civil War
SUIT

Label

Loaned to the MFA for exhibition "High Style and Hoop Skirts: 1850s Fashions," Nov 6, 2004-March 13, 2005.

Inscription

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""

Additional Identification Number

1933.913A-B

Related Items

Title Accession Number
Title GLOVES Accession Number 1933.913EF
Title GLOVES Accession Number 1933.913EF

Maker

Ely--Tailor & Gents Furnisher, Edward (Maker)

Location of Origin

Chicago, IL, USA

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Spaulding

Accession Number

1933.913AB

Places

Illinois (United States)
Ohio (United States)