Fragment of George Washington's waistcoat
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 7 x 1.3 cm )
written: on tag stitched to fragment: "A piece of George Washington's/waistcoat from/the Custis family." written: on paper found with fragment: "A scrap of one of/George Washington's/waist coats given by/Nellie Custis to Harriet Huntres (?)/in 1820."
Rectangular fragment of red wool from George Washington's waistcoat; attached to piece of paper inscribed: "A piece of George Washington's waistcoat from the Custis family."
This fragment of red wool is from a waistcoat worn by George Washington.
Gift of J. T. Flexner, 1989
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