Silk, satin, linen
Overall: 24 1/2 x 15 in. ( 62.2 x 38.1 cm )
Waistcoat with cream silk twill front panels; small rolled collar dropped into ovoid lapels over seven silk cover buttons; three pockets, two at the waist line and one at the breast; cream satin back panel with satin belt and two pronged metal buckle to cinch garment at lower back; natural linen lining.
Gift of Elizabeth T. Agnew
This waistcoat was worn by Cornelius Rea Agnew, M. D., at his wedding to Mary Nash, May 15, 1856. Cornelius Rea Agnew founded the Eye, Ear & Nose hospital of New York.
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