Woman's duster

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

Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Center back: 139.7 cm (55 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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