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>Costume Studies
>>1776 Anglo-Am. gentleman
Subject: gentleman officer
Culture: Colonial-Revolutionary Anglo-American
Setting: 13 Colonies, American Revolution, North America 18thc
Object: costume = frock coat, waistcoat, shirt, breeches

* Old State House Museum
"Coat and Waistcoat Belonging to John Hancock  
John Hancock was inaugurated in 'a suit of crimson velvet' -- perhaps this luxurious outfit.
American, 18th century  Velvet, satin, silk"  ...

* Yorktown Victory Center (describing belongings of New England farmer Matthew Patten) *
"Waistcoat and breeches
British, c. 1780,

​* Williamsburg Clothiers of Virginia
event photos

*Yorktown Victory Center (describing goods of loyalist Jacob Ellegood) *
"Frock coat,
British, c. 1770, linen and wool."