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Object Name Coat
Date 1960s
Description Woman's coat. Made of pink heavyweight brocade with pink synthetic fabric lining. Coat has long sleeves, notched collar, and two pockets. Approximately knee-length, with a flared hem. Front button closure with four round metal buttons decorated with rhinestones. Part of a dress and coat set [see catalog record 95.030.0002 for matching dress].
(Keywords: Fashion, Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Edith Susskind
Ownership and History Worn by Edith Susskind to attend Miss Staten Island Pageant events. Edith (Rivkin) Susskind and her husband Alfred were married in 1943. From 1960 to 1995 the couple owned and operated a gift store on Forest Avenue, Staten Island. Mrs. Susskind received a Bachelor's Degree in marketing from New York University. In addition to her career as a gift specialist, she was active supporter of many local organizations, including the Miss Staten Island Pageant. She and her husband were longtime members of Staten Island's Congregation B'nai Jeshurun. Edith Susskind received a Staten Island Advance Woman of Achievement award in 1987.
Earliest Date 1960
Latest Date 1970
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Susskind, Edith (Rivkin)
Catalog Number 95.030.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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