Man's shirt

about 1900
Worn by John King McLanahan Jr. (American, 1871–1926), Kaskel & Kaskel (American, founded 1880s)

Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Center back: 94 cm (37 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; mother of pearl; wood

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Collarless black and white striped shirt. One wooden shirt stud and five mother of pearl buttons down the center front. Interior black and white woven label: “Kaskel & Kaskel/shirt makers/Chicago New York.” Paper laundry label wrapped around shirt reads: “The Wright Laundry/Altoona- - -Hollidaysburg/Our work and service guaranteed to please/Main office and plant/Hollidaysburg, PA/Phone/Hollidaysburg 332-J.”


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