Boy's waistcoat

Object Number: 
Ca. 1830
Silk, metal
Overall: 1 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 31.1 x 29.2 cm )
Dark brown (once black) silk boy's waistcoat, with lapels and 5 buttons down the front.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, this waistcoat is part of a Quaker costume worn by a boy ca. 1830 who lived in Westchester County; he was related to the Alexander Smith family "of carpet fame."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. K. Bourne
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group