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The boy's suit seen here mirrors the fashion for plaid which was prevalent at that time, made popular by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. A properly dressed boy would have worn an ensemble such as this. Appropriate for the period, knickers accompanied boy's ensembles with skirts as an alternative to girl's pantalettes.

Suit, wool, cotton, silk, American

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(Ensemble and shirt: 2009.300.625a–c, .626)