Wool, silk, linen, metal, plastic
Overall: 3 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 49 in. ( 8.3 x 41.3 x 124.5 cm )
stamped: left side of label inside neck: "B.J. SIMMONS & Co. / THEATRICAL / AND / COURT / COSTUMERS / 7 & 8 KING STREET / COVENT GARDEN / W. C." handwritten: right side of label inside neck: "A. E. Gallatin / G M / 35.29"
Camel-coloered wool trousers with vertical fly covered with horizonally oriented flap, one pocket at the front at each side of the hip, pockets button closed; 2 straps at the back which buckle at the center beneath the waistband; buckled stirrups at the ankles; waistband lined with white satin and dark brown linen, pockets lined with white linen.
These trousers are a reproduction of those 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.
Gift of Mrs. B. Langdon Tyler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.