Item 105478 - Samuel Freeman's waistcoat, Portland, ca. 1780

Item 105478 - Samuel Freeman's waistcoat, Portland, ca. 1780
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Item 105478
Samuel Freeman's waistcoat, Portland, ca. 1780
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Samuel Freeman of Portland first wore this waistcoat, or vest, at his marriage to Betty Ilsley Jones on February 7, 1786. This vest is of grosgrain silk, and richly embroidered with chenille and gold metallic threads. The back is linen.

Vests are one of the more commonly surviving items of mid-eighteenth century male dress.

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