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Man's evening dress suit (coat, trousers, waistcoat)

American (Boston)

Object Place: Boston, United States


110 cm (43 5/16 in.)

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black wool broadcloth. Coat: double breasted, cut away square at waist, tails, center back vent, waist seam; silk rep roll lapels with buttonholes and step to collar; cuffs with slits; silk covered buttons (6 front, 3 cuff, 2 back); black silk lining with two breast and tail pockets. Waistcoat: single breasted, U-shaped front with points roll lapels, rick-rack trim, four pockets, three silk covered buttons; black silk lining and back, enameled steel buckle at back. Trousers: peg top, waistband, rick-rack on outside seams; two front and one fob cotton pockets; six button fly closure, brace buttons. Labels: “D.W. Starrat, Boston” and “…C.E. Dole, Mar. 4, 1907.”


Worn by Charles Edmund Dole 18__-1911 of Bangor, Me.
A/D December 1978, ratified by V/C January 10, 1979

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander W. Dole