Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.


Object Number: 
Linen, mother of pearl
Overall: 2 1/2 x 27 x 39 in. ( 6.4 x 68.6 x 99.1 cm )
White linen men's blouse with mother of pearl buttons; 1 1/8" stand-up colar which buttons at the back, 9 - 1" wide pleats acros the breast with 3 buttons down the center pleat, with a ruffle along each side; 2 buttons at the center of the yoke on reverse, no other means of closure; open cuffs button where they meet the sleeve; sides of blouse are slit at the bottom at each side, having rounded corners.
Gallery Label: 
This blouse is a reproduction of a blouse worn by Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), stateman and once acting president of the New-York Historical Society. It was worn by his descendent, Albert E. Gallatin in the re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, in which the elder Gallatin particpated.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. B. Langdon Tyler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group