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Object Name Jacket, Smoking
Alternate Name Smoking Jacket
Date ca. 1892
Description Man's smoking jacket of lightweight brown wool. Quilted rust color silk satin lining with same fabric on shawl collar, lapels, turned back cuffs, and breast pocket. Sleeves are lined with cotton sateen. All edges bound with black binding. Single frog closure (decorative button and loop) in front.
(Keywords: Fashion, New York)
Acquisition Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edward Meurer
Ownership and History This smoking jacket was made in the early 1890s by Margaretha Siemer Meurer for Eduard C. Meurer. They were married in Stapleton, Staten Island on February 28, 1893.

Eduard C. Meurer was born in Stapleton in 1870. In 1886, he joined his father's interior decorating and furniture business, later assuming management of the company. Mr. Meurer operated the firm, known as Meurer & Company, until 1921. Mr. Meurer also served as a trustee of the Staten Island Savings Bank, later becoming their real estate appraiser. He was a director of the Tompkinsville Building and Loan Association, a trustee of Trinity Lutheran Church in Stapleton, and a member of the Rotary Club and the Tompkins Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons.

The jacket came to the Historical Society from the estate of Eduard C. Meurer's daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edward J. Meurer.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1895
Maker Margaretha Meurer
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Meurer, Eduard C.
Catalog Number C01.3227
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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