Woman's duster

American
early 20th century
Worn by Fannie Jane (Dutcher) Spendley (American, 1845–1930)


Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 139.7 cm (55 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2287

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long woman’s duster. Collared and double breasted, with two rows of thirteen covered buttons, from the neck to the hem of the garment. Patch pockets with two decorative covered buttons. Half belt in back attaches with a covered button. Turned back cuffs with two additional covered buttons.

Provenance

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