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Woman's beach jacket and sash

Silk blue and white vertical striped jacket with white sailor collar. Three mother of pearl buttons down center front. Two patch pockets with flaps with one mother of pearl button. Two long white strands hand down front from underside of collar. White cuffs with one mother of pearl button....

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Collection of Ella Spendly McLanahan, PA; 1942, by inheritance to her grandson, Mr. John King McLanahan Stevens, PA; by descent to Stevens' wife, Carol B. Stevens, Hollidaysburg, PA, and Brooks Stevens Stamm, Kenneshaw, GA; gift of Stevens and Stamm to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Carol B. Stevens and Brooks Stamm

American, about 1915

Place of Use

Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Center back (jacket): 78.7 cm (31 in.) Height x width (sash): 5 1/2 x 38 1/4 in. (14 x 97.2 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk knit nit; mother of pearl


Textiles and Fashion Arts