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Collection Clothing-Women's
Catalog Number 1983.01.39 ab
Object Name Suit
Other Name Honeymoon suit, Going away suit
Date 1910 ca.
Creator Louis Sterling & Company
Place of Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Material Cotton, Silk, Velvet, Wool
Description A two piece ladies suit made out of a blue wool blend with diagonal wale ribbing.

a) The jacket has a wide notched lapel collar with black velvet attached to the upper lapels. There is a front center button closure with three large black Bakelite buttons (one button missing). At the waist there are large self-fabric flap pockets. At the back there are two attached self-fabric tabs that meet the back panel and flanking the center panel are four smaller black Bakelite buttons. The long sleeves are set into the arm syce with wide foldover cuffs. The jacket is lined in a champagne colored silk and metal weights are inserted into the lining at the hem. The pockets are lined in black silk. Attached to the inside of the collar is a maker's tag, which reads: "Louis Sterling & Co. 1112 Chestnut St. PHILA. STERLING [partially illegible] GARMENT LIKE STERLING ON SILVER." The jacket is machine constructed with hand finishing details.

b) The skirt has an off center (proper left side) set of box pleats while the rest of the skirt lays flat. There is a back hook and eye closure at the waist with a Petersham waistband attached to the inside of the waist. The skirt is lined in a black cotton sateen and the hem is bound with a matching blue wool tape. The skirt is machine constructed with hand finishing details.
Provenance Made by Louis Sterling & Company, a tailor that was located on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
Cataloged by C.Harvey