|Alternate Name||Evening Coat|
Woman's evening coat. Blue silk with brocaded floral design in silver and lavender, entirely lined with beige silk satin, with a large white fox fur collar. Front opening with a single button and loop closure under the collar. Loose sleeves with shirring. Cloth label: "Madam S. Moghabghab / MIAMI BEACH, FLA./ BRETTON WOODS, N.H./ PARIS NEW YORK" (label also has crest with inscription, not fully legible, including words "...MOGHABGHAB...IMPORTED").
(Keywords: Fashion, Twentieth Century, Designer, Evening Wear, New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of Mrs. Thomas H. Kieran|
|Ownership and History||
Staten Island Historical Society curatorial records indicate this coat was "worn by Mrs. James Clark, one of 10 best dressed women and grandmother of donor."
Mary (O'Brien) Clark was born in July 1865 and married James Henry Clark in September 1887. Mr. Clark spent his career with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, working as master mechanic, chief engineer, and superintendent. Mary and James lived in Rosebank, Staten Island with their daughter Ruth Mary, born in 1894.
|Subjects||Clothing & dress|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|
Clark, Mary (O'Brien)
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