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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Cree; Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba Metis 4
Descriptions
button holes hand stitched 4 silk 96 caribou hide 4 scalloped 38 buttons 114 embroidered 13 machine stitched 24 cotton 256 tanned 631 cloth 876 smoked 60 thread 225 brass 1442 leather 2024 fringed 14 zig-zag 2
Names
jacket 47
Subjects
hand embroidered Leaf 76 crown 14 lion head floral 651
Date:
ca.1910
Dimensions:
overall length: 34.5 in, chest circumference: 51 in, back neck length: 32.5 in, shoulder width: 21.5 in, sleeve length: 26 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Irving H. "Larry" Larom Estate
Inscription:
Lettering on buttons: CANADA/R.N.W.M.P.
Remarks:
Jacket, embroidered leather. Norway House-style embroidery. Indian tanned and smoked caribou hide in dark golden brown. Short stand up collar, back yoke, deep cuffs, center front panel, round bottom left chest patch pocket with scallop trim and bottom edge all have zig-zag cut edge. Short fringes at shoulder, upper sleeve and lower yoke. Sleeves are seamed at center front and center back; construction is all machine stitched. Front panel has 4 brass buttons paired with 4 hand stitched buttonholes for the 4 brass buttons on the right front - all buttons are round top with raised crown and lion head design and lettering: CANADA/R.N.W.M.P. Front panel, back yoke, pocket and cuffs are hand embroidered in floral and leaf designs with silk thread in buttonhole stitch; colors are dark, medium and light rose, medium, light and olive green, purple, violet, yellow, coral, pink, teal, blue, turquoise, beige and red. Pocket and front panel are lined with beige, dark blue, light blue and pink striped oxford-type cotton cloth. Four hand stitched button holes on inside front edge. William F. Cody probably purchased this and 1.69.2026 at Winnipeg, August 1910. According to Larom, this coat was owned by Buffalo Bill who gave it to Courtney Riley Cooper, a Denver newspaper man. Cooper later gave it to Larom. Similar in some details of construction and embroidery to 1.69.2026.
Accession Number:
1.69.2027

Not currently on display

Virtual Exhibits

Dressing Like Buffalo Bill
Dressing Like Buffalo Bill - Curated by Jeremy M. Johnston



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