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A man's wedding waistcoat

A man's wedding waistcoat of white satin with small bee embroidered with white silk all-over ground, roll back collar, with slight lapel notch, two slash pockets on left front, on one right, embroidered buttons in whirling sun design worked with white silk and metal thread (now tarnished black),...

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Worn by Samuel Fowler, 1820-1888, married Sara Maria Jones in 1848, father of donors.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler

French, 1848

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts