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In Uniform: Fitting In

Jane Jeffrey, 1919

Jane Jeffrey, 1919

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Maine Historical Society

It is not as a soldier that I am present, and only wear my uniform as an incidental garment … which I prefer to the more conspicuous table-waiters dress of a swallow-tailed black coat & white cravat.

–– Josiah Pierce of Gorham, in diplomatic service, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 20, 1856

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