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Object Name: Dress coat
Date: 1825-1875
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Medium: Linen
Dimensions: Overall: 35 1/2 × 20 in. (90.2 × 50.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: White linen summer dress coat (tailcoat) with a small rolled collar notched to join the lapels; single-breasted with a double row of five linen covered buttons; long sleeves with two buttons at the cuff; "cut away" at the waist with single pleated coat-tails at the back.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Lewis Bassett Moore
Object Number: 1948.79
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This dress coat belonged to Robert Hilton Arlenburgh, grandfather of the donor, who lived between 68th and 69th Streets, east of the present-day West End Avenue, from 1852 to 1870.