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Object Name: Waistcoat
Date: 1842
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Medium: Silk, cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 47 x 54 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
or: Europe
Description: White silk crepe waistcoat with double collar and lapels, 5 crepe-covered buttons at the stomach, slit pockets on both sides at the stomach, watch pocket at the left chest, back of waistcoat is made of white cotton muslin with 2 straps which tie at the center and flaps for lacing at the bottom; inside lined with white cotton muslin.
Credit Line: Purchase, Foster-Jarvis Fund
Object Number: 1979.109
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Marks: handwritten: on label inside back of neck: "WILLIAM H. LIVINGSTON'S / WEDDING VEST. / SEPT. 7, 1842"

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According to a label inside this waistcoat, it was worn by William H. Livingston when he married Catherine Bleakley on September 7, 1842.