Boy's jacket (part of a set)

American (New York)
About 1855


Object Place: New York, USA

Dimensions

34 x 43 cm (13 3/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.228

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet and cotton mull with jet buttons

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Boy’s jacket and kepi or forage cap. Jacket: black silk velvet with silk cord binding, black silk lining; pleated white cotton mull neckline and insets for sleeves; two front pockets; 8 jet button closure. Cap: black silk velvet with silk cord bindiing on buckram foundation; silk ribbon bow tied through steel buckle, and two tassels on left; glazed kid strap with buckle on visor fastened with jet buttons; red kid headband, rose silk lining quilted in crown; label: “Genin’s Bazaar, St. Nicholas Hotel, 513 Broadway.” Worn by Edward Howard Hutchinson (1852-1938) of Buffalo, N. Y., grandfather of Ganson Purcell. Made for Genin’s Bazaar.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ganson Purcell