Vest: Wedding Vest...W.H. Livingston 1842
Overall: 2 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 47 x 54 cm )
handwritten: on label inside back of neck: "WILLIAM H. LIVINGSTON'S / WEDDING VEST. / SEPT. 7, 1842"
White silk crepe waistcoat with double collar and lapels, 5 crepe-covered buttons at the stomach, slit pockets on both sides at the stomach, watch pocket at the left chest, back of waistcoat is made of white cotton muslin with 2 straps which tie at the center and flaps for lacing at the bottom; inside lined with white cotton muslin.
According to a label inside this waistcoat, it was worn by William H. Livingston when he married Catherine Bleakley on September 7, 1842.
Purchase, Foster-Jarvis Fund
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