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Coat & waistcoat belonging to John Hancock.
18th c American American Colonial Textiles

AMERICAN CLOTHIER Anonymous
1780
18th c
Velvet; Satin; Silver thread
Sewn; Embroidered
American Colonial
Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Historical Society and Museum.
bost1908
"Red velvet coat and blue satin waistcoat with silver embroidery worn by John Hancock (1737-1793) when he was declared the first Governor-elect of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on October 25, 1780. Also pictured are his psalm book and leather box."

Caption: AMERICAN CLOTHIER Anonymous | Coat & waistcoat belonging to John Hancock.| 1780 | American | American Colonial | ©Kathleen Cohen |

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