Cotton, bone, metal
Overall: 1 x 13 3/4 x 44 in. ( 2.5 x 34.9 x 111.8 cm )
White cotton duck trousers with white lacing down the side of each leg; 6 buttons around the waistband, right side watch pocket beneath the waistband; 5 button fly with fabric tab to the left at the top which fastens to a button on the inside; horizontal slit pockets at the front of each hip; 2 straps at the back which fasten at the center to a rectangular metal buckle with double-tongued chape, no rear pockets; waist and pockets lined with white cotton.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
handwritten: inside waistband: "Hoffman" handwritten: watch pocket lining: "S. V. Hoffman (illeg.)" stamped: buckle frame: "PARIS" stamped: opposite side of buckle frame: "SOLIDE"
These trousers were worn by Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1866-1942). An expert astronomer, Hoffman was benefactor of a significant portion of the Society's astrolabe collection. He followwed his father as president of the Society from 1903-1913.
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