Boy's jacket (part of a set)

American (New York)
About 1855

Object Place: New York, USA


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet and cotton mull with jet buttons

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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