Man's shirt

about 1900
Worn by John King McLanahan Jr. (American, 1871–1926), Kaskel & Kaskel (American, founded 1880s)

Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Center back: 95.9 cm (37 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with float patterning; metal; mother of pearl

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Collarless brown and white striped shirt with diamond patterning. Four mother of pearl buttons down the center front, top buttonhole contains a metal shirt stud. Starched bib is lined with white cotton plain weave. Long sleeves with starched cuffs, cuffs have two button holes (for cuff links). Three interior markings: collar is stamped “M-2” in black, center back white woven label with blue lettering “Kaskel & Kaskel/shirt makers/5th Ave. and 32nd St. NY” and red embroidery on facing “J.K.Mc.L. Jr.”


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