Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1830-1839

Subject

Costume; Clothing; Main garments; Main garments for the upper body; Vests

Medium

Silk velvet

Description

1830-1839. Man’s vest of brown silk velvet with horizontal woven stripes of gold silk.

The vest is made with three pieces: two front panels of silk velvet and one back panel of brown heavy weight cotton. The hem is cut straight across at the waist in front and in back. The vest is double-breasted with a 6.4 cm / 2.5 in. overlap and front openings measuring 27.9 cm / 11 in. high. There are five brass buttons and five buttonholes at the opening of both right and left front panels, with all ten buttons visible when worn. It has a standing collar 7.6 cm / 3 in. high with small tabs turned back at its base in front, close to the neck. There is one pocket on each side, though on the left only the opening remains. Unlined. Hand-sewn.

Extent

Chest: 101.6 cm / 40 in.
Hem: 92.7 cm / 36.5 in.
Side seam: 21.0 cm / 8.25 in.
Back length: 43.8 cm / 17.25 in.

Museum Number

317

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

5-3-2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Comments

The Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection digital catalog was produced by the UNH Library Digital Collection Initiative, supported in part by a grant from the Mooseplate program and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Additional funding provided by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund.
Photography copyright, Astrida Schaeffer.

Keywords

Men's vests, Waistcoats, 1830-1839, Double-breasted, Silk velvet, Brown (color), Stripes, Silk, Gold (color), Heavy weight cotton, Buttons, Brass (alloy), Standing collar, Pocket, Hand-sewn

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