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Man's waistcoat

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White waistcoat with stand-up collar, front 12-button closure, and two false pockets; white woven striped "brilliant" fabric with stripes running horizontally across front and vertically down collar and pocket welts; fabric printed with single line of brown, pink and red orb and cross motifs;...

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Worn by donor's great-uncle Lot Robbins (1790-1873); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

(fabric) France

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 55.9 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18 in.) Other (center front): 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed plain weave cotton with supplementary warp or weft stripe; plain weave linen (lining and back); bone (buttons)


Textiles and Fashion Arts