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Smoked leather jacket with placket front. Muskrat fur at neck, wrist and hem. Placket, shoulders, and wrists carry red wool borders with floral bead work. Red wool bear on center back outlined with white and black beads and mother-of-pearl buttons. Encircled with red wool and mother-of-pearl...

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Purchased in the West by Senator Marcus Allen Coolidge and Ethel Warren Coolidge in the 1930s. Descended in the family and given to the Museum in 1991 by Louise Coolidge Carpenter (the daughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge) and Judith Herdeg (the granddaughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge).

Credit Line

Gift of Louise C. Carpenter in memory of her parents, United States Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge

Native American (possibly Tlingit),

Object Place

Northwest Coast, United States


157.48 x 88.9 cm (62 x 35 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather, muskrat fur, fabric, glass beads, and mother-of-pearl