A gentlemans evening attire consisted of a dress coat, vest, and trousers worn with bibbed shirt front, wing-tipped collar, and a bow tie or ascot. The dress coat, with its front cut well to the side and thus giving the back the appearance of a ''swallowtail, was reserved for evening formal wear. A beaver fur or silk top hat and either white or grey kid gloves completed the ensemble.
Place object was created: United States
wool (textile), satin
Measurements: height: 32 inchesGift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Powell 1993.24.4A-C
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