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Augustus Coe Gurnee dressed for the Vanderbilt costume ball, March 26, 1883
March 26, 1883
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Overall: 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 48 1/2 in. ( 0.6 x 8.9 x 123.2 cm )
handwritten: reverse, wide end: "P. H. DOWNING"
Khaki-colored silk necktie.
This shirt is part of a summer service uniform worn by Paul H. Downing during World War II. Downing served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Corps, as commanding officer of the Rochester (New York) Materiel Command.
Gift of Paul H. Downing
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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