Boy's Suit, 1820-1830

Summary

Eton-style suits -- the short jacket and long, straight trousers shown in this example -- were common for young boys in the early 19th Century. This rare, and more expensive, silk version was owned by a member of a rural New York State family. Boys wore Eton suits for school or special occasions. Boys from poorer families likely wore just shirts and trousers.

Eton-style suits -- the short jacket and long, straight trousers shown in this example -- were common for young boys in the early 19th Century. This rare, and more expensive, silk version was owned by a member of a rural New York State family. Boys wore Eton suits for school or special occasions. Boys from poorer families likely wore just shirts and trousers.

Artifact

Suit (Main garment)

Date Made

1820-1830

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Collections Platform

Object ID

35.596.57

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Silk (Textile)
Wool (Textile)
Cotton (Textile)
Bone (Material)

Technique

Hand sewing

Color

Gray (Color)
Brown

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