Greatcoat

Greatcoat
Title
Greatcoat
Date 
1855-1865
Medium 
Wool, cotton, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 30 x 50 in. ( 8.9 x 76.2 x 127 cm )
Description 
Light blue wool enisted man's greatcoat; 2 1/4" closed stand-up collar (one hook and eye); 5 buttons down the front, no pockets, closed cuffed sleeves; back made in 2 panel, 2 straps around the waist which fasten at the center to 2 buttons, skirt split at the bottom, fastens with one button; shoulder cape closes at the front fastening with 6 buttons; all butttons cast with shield-breasted eagle; bodice lined with dark green twill-weave fabric, sleeves lined with white cotton fabric.
Credit Line 
Gift of De Witt M. Lockman, 1931
Object Number 
1762
Marks 
stamped: reverse of each button: "A. THOMAS & CO. / PHILA PA"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group