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Ivory Silk & Wool Blend Suit, Boy's
c1880-1890
Gift of Harold B. Watt

Has large square sailor collar with 2 blue stars at back corner, front dickie piece includes standup collar, anchor and chevrons in blue, fits into front of neck w/hooks and eyes. Blouse on top has drawstring at waist, slit pocket on left breast . Pants have side buttons with small open fly, legs come below knee and tie with drawstring, slit pockets each side. Entire garment lined with fine cotton.

The sailor suit was a popular form of boy's clothes from 1880-1930. Fabrics included silk, wool or cotton, and were white or navy blue.

 
 



 

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