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Man's waistcoat

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A man's waistcoat with fronts of heavy white linen, roll back collar, turned back lapels, designed to be buttoned from either side, double breasted, waist length, two slash pockets on each side, lined with white cotton, backs of heavy white cotton twill; I. C. Inches written in ink on back tab.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

American, 19th century

Object Place



55 x 46 cm (21 5/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton back, cotton and cotton twill lining, mother of pearl buttons, and ink inscription


Textiles and Fashion Arts