Knee breeches

Object Number: 
1949.164
Date: 
Ca. 1848
Medium: 
Silk, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 31 x 35 in. ( 5.1 x 78.7 x 88.9 cm )
Description: 
Black (now faded) silk knee breeches with horizontal flap across the front which buttons closed, 4 buttons at each knee, 4 suspender buttons, lined with white linen.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, these knee breeches were worn by Stephen Keyes Stanton (1826-1914), Secretary of U.S. Legation in Paris under Richard Rush from 1847-1849.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Samuel M. Stanton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group