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Object Name Habit, Riding
Alternate Name Riding Suit
Date 1900-1910
Description Woman's 2-piece riding habit of natural linen. Jacket is fitted in back and has front button closure with hidden placket, notched collar, and long sleeves that are slightly puffed at shoulders. Jacket has bias bands applied over seams on back and shoulders. Skirt is draped for side-saddle riding, with elastic foot loops inside hem. Skirt has side closure with hooks at waistband and hidden button placket. Applied bias bands at cuffs, jacket hem, and skirt hem.
(Keywords: Fashion, Early Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Olive S. Young
Ownership and History Belonged to Mignon Critten Sherley (1878-1969), mother of Olive S. Young. Mignon Critten lived on Grymes Hill, Staten Island before her marriage to U.S. Congressman Swager Sherley on April 21,1906.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Clothing & dress
Horseback riding
Sport clothes
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Sherley, Mignon (Critten)
Catalog Number 85.027.0010.A-B
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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