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Buffalo Bill Museum

hide 1074 cloth 876 Red 1061 trade 201 beaver 8 fringe 575 trim 28 brass 1442 buffalo 115 buttons 114 brown 254 Beads 2617
coat 20 buttons 5
ca. 1870
overall length: 44.5 in, sleeve length: 26.5 in
Credit Line:
Garlow Collection
Coat, yellow ochre dyed brain-tanned buffalo, frontiersman style cut; beaver fur trim around neck and cuffs, down front edges, around bottom and back vent and along top and bottom edges of front slash pockets; button front with 5 buckskin covered buttons and 5 brass buttons with an anchor motif; row of lazy stitch beadwork with clear dark red bars on light blue ground parallels front beaver trim, similar row of beadwork with navy blue bars on light blue ground parallels bottom beaver trim; front and bottom edges also trimmed with black and tan Lindsey-woolsey, red trade cloth and red binding; tops of shoulders and backs of sleeves have lazy stitched bands of alternating white and very dark navy blue beads, back seams are covered to waist with lazy stitched bands of white and dark green beads, back has scattered stylized floral motifs line beaded in white, greasy blue, navy blue, clear dark red, pink, light blue and green; shoulder and back arm seams and bottom edge have added narrow cut fringed strips; original seams and beadwork are sinew sewn. Circa 1870. Purchased from Fred H. Garlow, William Joseph Garlow and Mrs. Jane Cody Garlow Mallehan, grandchildren of Buffalo Bill. Owned and worn by Buffalo Bill.
Calendar: Historic Fashions Calendar Series, Western Wear 1850 to 2000, Texas Tech University Press, 2005, April
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Buffalo Bill Museum.
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