Garment

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Woman's fur hat

Woman's hat of black fur type material (possibly long napped silk) with silk embroidered crown decoration. Brim is brown velvet. Lined with pink silk. Label on crown reads: Gage Brothers & Company New York Chicago Paris"

Year (or year range): 
1910-1920
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Woman's hat 1920's

Woman's hat, brown velvet. Trimmed with red dyed ostrich feathers.

Year (or year range): 
1910-1920
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Civil War Kepi caps

Two Civil War kepi caps, marked "Bent & Bush Boston" on inside crown. One cap has black leather brim, the other is missing brim. Both caps are black wool with red velvet strip and gold braid. Two embossed gold buttons on either side of cap read: "Mass Volunteer Militia". Underside of buttons reads "Hobinson Makers"

(cap with brim temporarily on exhibit in room 1a, glass-topped display cabinet)

Year (or year range): 
1861-1865
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Man's Tuxedo slacks

Man's tuxedo slacks in black wool with black braid down side. Black buttons marked "Scott & Co. Boston"

Year (or year range): 
1935
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Man's tuxedo coat

Man's black tuxedo coat with tails of black wool, lined with black satin. Label on inner breast pocket reads: "Scott & Company limited BOSTON. Inside of label reads: " J. G. Hammond Sept. 24, 1935"

Year (or year range): 
1935
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Man's Tuxedo slacks

Man's slacks in black wool with black braid on side of legs. Black button fly closure; black suspender buttons.

Year (or year range): 
1934
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Man's Formal Tuxedo Coat

Man's dress tuxedo coat with tails. Black wool lined with black satin. Black button accents on front of coat and sleeves. Label on coat says: "M. CORVIN TAILOR BOSTON. Label inside breast pocket reads:"O. C. Nivling April 5, 1934"

Year (or year range): 
1934
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Man's Black Dress Coat

Black dress coat with black velvet buttons down front; four matching velvet buttons accenting tails on back of coat. Two matching velvet buttons on each coat sleeve. Coat of fine wool, lined with black cotton. Sleeves lined with blue/white stripe cotton. Hem appears to be unfinished. Label on coat says: Gemmill, Burnham & Co. HARTFORD CT".

Year (or year range): 
1900-1910
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Woman's maternity dress

Woman's maternity dress, also possibly a mourning dress. Fitted back bodice with center seam and two center side seams. Front bodice empire waist with pleats to skirt. Fitted coat style sleeves. Plain collar. Bodice is front opening and closed with 11 plain black buttons and buttonholes. 11 more black buttons continue down front of dress. Hem of front of dress finished with flat pleats. Skirt attaches to back bodice with flat pleats. Front bodice and sleeves lined with brown twill woven cotton. Back bodice and skirt lined with wool. Outer dress made of a very fine wool/cotton or wool/linen blend. Both machine and hand stitching.

Year (or year range): 
1865-1875
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's one piece dress 1860-1865

Woman's one piece dress in cream, black and blue patterned silk. Hand stitched except for bodice dart seams. Bodice opens in front center with 9 blue silk crochet-covered buttons. Hook and eye closures on waist. Bodice and sleeves lined with cotton.Full length coat style sleeves in 2 pieces. Self-piping where sleeves join armholes. Skirt lined with tissue cotton. Hem edge bound with braided wool ribbon.

Year (or year range): 
1860-1865
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
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