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Man's waistcoat

about 1855
Worn by Henry Winthrop Sargent (American, 1810–1882)

Object Place: United States


Center back: 53.3 cm (21 in.) Center front: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.) Overall (Chest): 102.9 cm (40 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk lampas, cotton twill back and lining, kid leather lining, metal buckle

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s blue silk lampas waistcoat with dark tan glazed twill back and lighter tan glazed twill lining; narrow strips of leather along bottom edges of inside front flaps; lampas in small floral pattern of white weft floats; roll back collar; slash pocket in each front; one bound small pocket in left front; small self covered buttons; straps and buckle at lower back; inscription “Mr. H. W. Sargent” on lining of left front


Written in blue ink inside proper left front: "Mr. H. W. Sargent"

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb