Knee breeches

Object Number: 
1949.165
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 31 x 15 in. ( 78.7 x 38.1 cm )
Description: 
Tan linen knee breeches with fall front closing over two button closing pockets and a three button fly; small change pocket beside fly; two buttons at top front and back for suspenders; high waist with a full seat; ribbon tie closure at small of back to cinch breeches to size; five buttons at each knee.
Gallery Label: 
These breeches belonged to Dr. Samuel Alexander McCorsky, who served as Surgeon, Pennslyvania Artillery Artificers, 1778-1782. He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, PA. He was an ancestor of the donor's husband.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Samuel M. Stanton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group