Waistcoat

Waistcoat
Title
Waistcoat
Date 
ca. 1800
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 1/2 x 18 in. ( 62.2 x 45.7 cm )
Description 
Waistcoat with white cotton woven front panels with white embroidered floral designs on the small rolled collar, ovoid lapels, along the garment opening, and base; three small straight rectangular pockets, two at the waistline, one at the breast; lining and back panel white cotton; white cotton belt and metal two pronged buckle at lower back.
Credit Line 
Gift of Colonel A. Kenny C. Palmer
Object Number 
1936.458
Marks 
handwritten: on belt: "T L T"
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this waistcoat was worn by Commodore Thomas Tingey (1750-1829). Tingey was trained by the British Navy. He came to reside in the U.S. in 1783. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1798, and served in the naval war with France. In 1800, he was chosen to lay out and command the new naval yard in Washington, D.C.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group