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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.
About This Item
- 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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