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Catalog Number 1989.252.001
Object Name Jacket, Smoking
Collection Delmas L. Ford, Sr.
Year Range from 1885
Year Range to 1910
Description Man's quilted smoking jacket made from gold, orange and yellow cigar silk ribbons. The jacket has a single breast pocket, two waist pockets, shawl collar and is lined with gold silk.
Dimensions W-17 L-29 inches
Material Silk
Provenance During the late 1800's and early 1900's, cigar manufacturers bundled their cigars in batches of 25 or 50 and tied the bundles with silk ribbons. The silk ribbons were imprinted with the company name. These ribbons were used to make quilts, table runners and even clothing such as this smoking jacket.
Search Terms men's clothing
Category Textiles Daywear Outerwear