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Historic Clothing Collection

Mens Wear

Samuel Freeman's waistcoat, Portland, ca. 1786

Samuel Freeman's waistcoat, Portland, ca. 1786

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Maine Historical Society

One of the earliest pieces in the MHS historic clothing collection, a grosgrain silk, and richly embroidered vest with chenille and gold metallic threads. The back is linen. Vests are one of the more commonly surviving items of mid 18th century male dress. Dated 1786.


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