• Duster, about 1915

    The material does not feel as if it is all wool--perhaps wool and cotton or wool and linen. Worn by Willis C. Ward, it is typical in the styling of men's driving dusters. The material, however, is uncommon, as most dusters were generally linen. Willis C. Ward was born in 1861 to one of Michigan's wealthest families of the 19th century. His father David Ward, made his fortune in lumber and acquired and sold timbered land throughout the United States.

  • Red Wool Hunting Jacket, 1947

    Red wool hunting jacket, which was owned by Alfred Gaston Wilson (1883 – 1962), husband of Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson). Matilda was the widow of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company.

  • Belted Wool Outdoor Jacket with Shawl Collar, 1918

    Belted outdoor jacket of gray wool with a shawl collar. This item was owned by Alfred Gaston Wilson (1883 – 1962), husband of Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson). Matilda was the widow of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company.

  • Men's Wool Single-Breasted Evening Coat with Black Velvet Collar, 1912

    Black wool single-breasted evening outer-coat with a black velvet collar. This item was owned by John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Men's Wool Single-Breastesd Evening Coat, 1908

    Black wool evening coat, single-breasted and lined in black silk satin. This item was owned by John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Men's Wool Single-Breastesd Evening Coat, 1912

    Single-breasted black wool evening coat lined in black satin. This item was owned by John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Men's Double-Breasted Wool Dress Coat, 1931

    Dress coat of black wool, double-breasted and lined in navy blue wool plaid, which was owned by Daniel Dodge (1917 – 1938), son of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), the co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Black Wool Salvation Army Jacket, 1924

    Black wool Salvation Army jacket, which was owned by Alfred Gaston Wilson (1883 – 1962), husband of Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson). Matilda was the widow of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company.