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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

Steamer trunk

Hump back steamer trunk of wood panels with stenciled paper attached and metal reinforcements and hardware. Labels attached to trunk read: "via CANAL R,R."; "ADAMS EXPRESS CO. 59 Broadway NEW YORK"; "Hartford & New York STEAMBOAT COMPANY H.P.&P.R.R. ;partial label reads: "DODDS EXPRESS COACH COMPANY"; partial label reads "ASTOR HOUS". 1860's era womens's fashion print inside lid.
Costumes from 1976 bi-centennial play are in trunk.

Year (or year range): 
1860-1880
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Man's silk top hat

Man's black silk top hat

label inside: "130 Devonshire Street Cathedral Building BOSTON"

Year (or year range): 
1850-1872
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

World War I army helmet

Steel WWI army helmet with original padding and straps.

Year (or year range): 
1914-1918
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Woman's work bonnet

Woman's cotton work bonnet. Single ply Z spun cotton, dyed with butternut or walnut hulls, woven in pinstripe. All hand stitched. Cap area lined with solid cotton. Ruffle of same fabric on face-edge. Drawstring at base of cap area of cotton cord Chin ties of same cotton fabric.

Hand sewn patch of same material on neck edge.

Year (or year range): 
1830-1850
Approximate era: 
1801-1850

Calash bonnet

Woman's calash bonnet in bottle green silk.

Year (or year range): 
1810-1840
Approximate era: 
1801-1850
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