Overall: 24 1/2 x 18 in. ( 62.2 x 45.7 cm )
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.
Gift of Colonel A. Kenny C. Palmer
handwritten: on belt: "T L T"
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.
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