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Colchester Historeum


Accession number: 05.4248
Category: Main garment
Date: 1990
Materials: Fabric
Measurements: 60 cm L x 49 cm W
Narrative: This jacket is a reproduction of an 1885 suit jacket pictured in Harper's Magazine. It was made in 1990. It is of a simple, plain style that would have been suitable for someone of the middle class. Harper's Magazine was one of the magazines that made up the publishing firm of Harper and Brothers. The firm itself began in 1817 with John and James Harper. In the 1820s their other two brothers joined them. The firm began publishing "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" in 1850. This magazine eventually became "Harper's Magazine" and continues to be published to this day. "Harper's Magazine" is a monthly general interest magazine that covers topics such as literature, politics, culture, finance and the arts. It is the second oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States.
Description: Velvet jacket with a stand up collar and 2 plaid covered buttons. Ten plaid covered buttons also on diagonal front opening. Mock plaid cuffs with buttons. Four darts on the front and back of the jacket. Jacket lined with floral, green cotton, which matches blouse (05.4248 C).
Manufacturer: Anthony, Deanna