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Man's shirt with two pairs of detachable sleeves

Man's cotton shirt with band collar, mother-of-pearl buttons, pleats at sides of back and along tops of sleeves. Detachable sleeves, also pleated, button on above the elbows with thread-covered buttons. Starched French cuffs. Labeled at neck: "Leinenhaus/Friedrich & Sincke /...

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Provenance

Worn by Morton Masius; Inherited by donor from her mother, Vera Masius Ferguson September 10, 2005. Gift to the MFA, January 24, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Faith Ferguson and family

German, early 20th century

Object Place

Leipzig, Germany

Dimensions

Shirt center back: 104.1 cm (41 in.) Sleeve: 43.8 x 15.2 cm (17 1/4 x 6 in.) Sleeve: 43.8 x 13.7 cm (17 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2139.1-5

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, mother-of-pearl buttons

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes