Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878

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Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878

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Description

Intended for daywear, this rich, dark brown and gold jacquard dolman mantle is associated with the Nissen family, of Nissen Baking Company fame. A mantle is a loose fitting overcoat, and a dolman mantle specifically has a low set sleeve, almost creating a wing-like effect.

This particular piece is embellished with cord embroidery and long, dense brown and blue Z-twist fringe. It is lined in black satin. The back of the mantle is higher than the front, to help accommodate for a bustle.

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About This Item

  • Title: Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
  • Creation Date: circa 1878
  • Subject Date: circa 1878
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: cotton, silk, satin
  • Dimensions: 104.140 cm x 71.120 cm
  • Local Code: 1993.300.1094
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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