Samuel Freeman's waistcoat, Portland, ca. 1780

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Samuel Freeman's waistcoat, Portland, ca. 1780

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Description

Samuel Freeman of Portland first wore this waistcoat, or vest, at his marriage to Betty Ilsley Jones on February 7, 1786. This vest is of grosgrain silk, and richly embroidered with chenille and gold metallic threads. The back is linen.

Vests are one of the more commonly surviving items of mid-eighteenth century male dress.

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About This Item

  • Title: Samuel Freeman's waistcoat, Portland, ca. 1780
  • Creation Date: circa 1780
  • Subject Date: circa 1780
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silk, linen, metallic thread
  • Dimensions: 71.120 cm x 107.950 cm
  • Local Code: A86-191
  • Collection: Costume Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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