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Those early mountain men don't have anything on me! Not only a coat, but good sleeping mat, too.

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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Pro Pelle Cutem, Hudson's Bay Company
Descriptions
metal 3340 leather 2024 wood 4438 buffalo 115 black sateen cotton 256 hide 1074
Names
coat 20
Date:
ca. 1880
Dimensions:
center back length: 47.5 in, chest circumference: 52 in, sleeve length: 26 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. F.N. Bard
Inscription:
PRO PELLE CUTEM/Hudson's Bay Company./INCORPORATED 2ND MAY 1670 [on label in inside left breast pocket:] 28189
Remarks:
Long buffalo hide coat; heavily-haired shawl collar; slash pocket each side of front; 5 black-painted wood toggles each side of front with 5 black braided loop closings on each front edge; black cotton sateen lining with overall square quilting, black leather reinforcement patches at back vent and back neck, black metal hanging chain riveted to back neck patch, single inside breast pocket on left side faced and lined with same black quilted sateen as body of coat, machine embroidered square label herringbone stitched to pocket face, label has 2 silver stags flanking a red coat of arms underneath with embroidered inscription. Sleeve lining is of same quilted balck sateen; quilting and seams are machine stitched, lining is hand stitched to hide all around edges. Small label with inscription sewn in the inside left breast pocket.
Accession Number:
1.69.1241

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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