Woman's suit

about 1910
Designed by Kater and Brooks (American (Philadelphia))

Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Center back: 113 cm (44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk/linen (?) plain weave; silk plain weave; supplementary weft float patterning; metal; mother or pearl

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark blue jacket with white stripes along lapel (on bias) and cuffs. Two covered buttons trimmed with black velvet below lapel. 6 weights in hem. Lined in medium blue silk twill. Black woven label with white lettering reads: “Kater/ + Brookes/Philadelphia.” Long, narrow dark blue skirt with white stripes on the lower half. Part of striped portion is folded over and held down with a decorative button. Black waistband with three hook and eye closures. 19 asymmetrical hook and eye closures down back.


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