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Coat

Date:
1885
Culture:
British
Medium:
wool
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Frederick Loeser Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
2009.300.333a, b
Not on view
This overcoat, which does not follow the bustle silhouette of the period, would have been worn for sporting activities where the popular bustle style would have been difficult to wear, such as shooting and hiking. It is well-made and presents standard construction details which are still in use on the modern overcoat.
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