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striped 9 button front muslin 89 buttons 114 buckle 107 back 5 machine sewn 29 brain-tanned 11 front 21 White 769 twill 15 dark yellow 3 pockets 9 fringe 575 brass 1442 thread 225 blue 690 buffalo 115 patches 3
trousers 15
ca. 1895
waist circumference: 37 in, outseam length: 42.25 in, inseam length: 29 in
Credit Line:
Gift of The Coe Foundation
Brain-tanned buffalo, commercial pattern cut with set-on waistband with suspender buttons, 5 button covered front fly with hook and eye at top, slash pockets in front, V'd center back with short 2 pronged clasp belt, bound edge inset back pockets, fringed the full length of side seams which have a 12 button flap opening from the knee down; machine sewn with white and dark yellow threads; blue striped white twill waistband lining with white muslin inner pockets, upper lining with white muslin inner pockets, upper lining (to just below crotch) and fly and leg flap facings; button holes stitched in dark yellow thread; suspender and front fly buttons are 4 hole stamped pot metal, leg flap buttons are brass with rounded tops with federal eagle trailing a banner; machine sewn hide patches-2 lower left rear, 1 top of left leg flap, 1 upper left front, 1 lower right rear, 1 upper right front. Condition: Heavy and stiff but show little wear; excessive added surface dirt. Missing 1 fly button, 2nd from bottom does not match. Missing far left front suspender button and rear suspender buttons. Missing bottom button from right leg flap. Origin: Not identified in the 1967 catalog or 1916 Ogdensburg Public Library catalogue as such but photographic evidence proves these trousers were worn by Calamity Jane. See 1.67.188 and 1.67.477 for Calamity Jane's vest and coat. For photo documentation see Potter and Benjamin cabinet photographs.
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