Skip navigation

Object Name: Waistcoat
Date: 1856
Related People:
Medium: Silk, satin, linen
Dimensions: Overall: 24 1/2 x 15 in. ( 62.2 x 38.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Waistcoat with cream silk twill front panels; small rolled collar dropped into ovoid lapels over seven silk cover buttons; three pockets, two at the waist line and one at the breast; cream satin back panel with satin belt and two pronged metal buckle to cinch garment at lower back; natural linen lining.
Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth T. Agnew
Object Number: 1947.139
Send to a Friend

Gallery Label:

This waistcoat was worn by Cornelius Rea Agnew, M. D., at his wedding to Mary Nash, May 15, 1856. Cornelius Rea Agnew founded the Eye, Ear & Nose hospital of New York.