Sarah Bowman Winter's "fancy weave" coat, Bath, ca. 1825

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Sarah Bowman Winter's "fancy weave" coat, Bath, ca. 1825

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Associated with Sarah Bowman Winter of Bath and the Anderson family of Windham, this full length coat was crafted of a sage or grayish fancy weave silk. The style suggests that the coat originated in England.

The slim, beautifully quilted coat features a wide detachable quilted collar, three aqua silk ribbons along the front, and a ribbon around the waist to secure the wearer against chilly weather.

Sarah Bowman (1792-1828) married Samuel Winter of Bath in 1814. Their daughter Marcia married into the Anderson family in 1847.

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  • Title: Sarah Bowman Winter's "fancy weave" coat, Bath, ca. 1825
  • Creation Date: circa 1825
  • Subject Date: circa 1825
  • Town: Bath, Windham
  • County: Cumberland, Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: cotton, silk, wool
  • Dimensions: 137.2 cm x 99.1 cm
  • Local Code: 1992.297.2 a,b
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
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