Two-piece dark suit worn by Helen Gammon Patrick, York, ca. 1877


This two-piece dark blue wool flannel suit was worn by Mrs. William (Helen Gammon) Patrick in the late 1870s.

The jacket has a mandarin collar with an inner collar of white braid, peplum in back with two long tails, straight sleeves with turned back cuffs and a front button closure with metal buttons in a floral motif. It is fully lined in brown cotton.

The tubular skirt has smocking across the front and on the hips and pleating on the bottom part of the skirt. The underskirt is of brown cotton with blue flannel at the hem, which is bound in black braid, bustle included.

It is shown in the display entitled "Godey's Ladies: An Exhibition of 19th Century Dresses held at the Brick Store Museum in 1997.

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