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Object Name Costume
Alternate Name Parade Costume
Date 1926
Description Boy's costume tailcoat (jacket), made of navy blue glazed cotton or linen. Coat is short in the front and has long tails in the back, front opening with no closure, long sleeves, and a notched lapel. It has 21 gold paper stars glued onto its front and sleeves.
(Keywords: Fashion, Children's Clothing, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Marjorie Johnson
Ownership and History This festive coat was worn by David Decker (1925-2006) in the Staten Island Sesqui-Centennial Baby Parade, Twin Division on September 4, 1926, when he was 17 months old. It was made by David's aunt, Julia Daniell of Beekman Street, Port Richmond, Staten Island. The Staten Island Historical Society's collections also include the dress worn in the parade by David's twin sister, Marjorie. David and Marjorie won third place in the competition.
Earliest Date 1926
Latest Date 1926
Maker Julia Daniell
Subjects Clothing & dress
Parades & processions
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Decker, David L. (Jr.)
Catalog Number 94.043.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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