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Woman's plaid shawl

Civil War era woman's plaid shawl of single ply wool woven in a 2/2 twill. Twisted self fringe on three sides, fourth side has fringe missing. Reddish color of wool appears to be dyed with madder root. Greenish threads look yellowish under microscope. Dark thread looks like indigo under microscope,

Year (or year range): 
1860-1870
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's dress in pieces

Metallic cloth dress in pieces with skirt, bodice and others.

Year (or year range): 
1955-1965
Approximate era: 
1951-1975

Duster - car coat

Heavy linen white duster for wearing in a motor car. Stonewear button front closure. Neck tab. Inner collar lined with blue chambray fabric.

Year (or year range): 
1911-1920
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Woman's quilted work bonnet

Woman's everyday quilted work bonnet in brown cotton, lined with undyed cotton. Stuffed with unspun cotton fiber. Handstitched throughout.

Year (or year range): 
1840-1860
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's hat 1890s

Woman's hat of black crepe lined with black silk. Originally had two ties of black grosgrain ribbon; now only one tie exists.

Year (or year range): 
1880-1890
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

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
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