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Boy's jacket and forage cap (kepi)

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Boy's jacket and kepi or forage cap. Jacket: black silk velvet with silk cord binding, black silk lining; pleated white cotton mull neckline and insets for sleeves; two front pockets; 8 jet button closure. Cap: black silk velvet with silk cord binding on buckram foundation; silk ribbon bow...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ganson Purcell

American (New York), about 1855

Object Place

New York, United States


18.4 x 50.6 cm (7 1/4 x 19 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, ribbon and tassels, glazed kid leather, metal buckle and jet (glass) buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts