Woman's jacket

early 20th century
Designed by Brooks (American (Philadelphia, PA), by 1911)

Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Center back: 83.8 cm (33 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; silk twill weave; silk continuous supplementary patterning wefts (?)

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark blue silk jacket patterned with same color blue floral motif. Cutaway style coat with wide lapels and buttonhole on left peak. Three hook and eye closures at center front on standing collar. One covered button at low chest. 5 weights in hem of coat. Interior blue silk satin waistcoat with nine covered buttons. Lined in blue silk satin. Label at center back “1410 Spruce St/Brooks/Philadelphia.”


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