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  • Clothing; Coats; Women.

    Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

  • Clothing; Coats; Women

    Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

  • Clothing; Coats; Women

    Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

  • Evening Coat with Pastel Print

    Evening tent style coat, woven fabric, ecru background with large pastel floral (?) print. Split side hem, long sleeves, collarless, no front closure, gusseted underarms. Circa 1940-1959.

  • Black and Bronze Evening Coat

    Black and bronze evening coat with a black fur collar. Vine motif print fabric, red velvet lining. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Princess Style Coat

    Women’s lined princess style overcoat with white and sepia brown hounds tooth pattern. Wide collar, marble buttons on front, pockets, and sleeve cuffs. Circa 1940-1969.

  • Matching Coat and Dress

    Two piece set consisting of an overcoat and knee length, short sleeve dress, taupe in color. Coat is double breasted, lined, with straight flap pockets. Sheath style dress with kimono cap sleeve, front and back yokes, side seam pockets, and zipper closure in back. Circa 1960-1979.

  • Matching Coat and Dress

    Two piece wool gabardine set consisting of an overcoat and knee length, sleeveless dress, light blue in color. Coat is single breasted, lined, with placket pockets, invisible button closure, with button visible at neckline. Dress is princess style with two decorative buttons at neckline, front and back yokes, hook and eye closure at left shoulder and zipper on left side. ‘Ben Zuckerman for Bonwit Teller” on label, circa 1960-1979.

  • 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.

  • Suit of Coat, Vest, and Trousers, about 1920-1940

    According to our records, the suit belonged to Henry Ford.Born in 1863 on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan, Henry Ford parlayed a youthful aptitude for engineering into a career as an automotive innovator and founder/president of Ford Motor Company. Among his ideas were the introduction of the first moving automobile assembly line, affordable pricing, fair wages for employees, and the vertical integration of manufacturing processes from raw materials to the finished product. His many phi…

  • Dress Coat, about 1790-1810

    A very fashionable warm weather coat for a man, perhaps even a"dandy."The thin and barely lined, large pockets on interior skirt were very popular circa 1800.The coat is a rare survival.

  • Evening Dress and Coat, about 1961

    Born in Decatur, Illinois in 1897 Elizabeth Parke married Harvey S. Firestone Jr., son of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey S. Firestone, in 1921.Once described by a friend as, "the most luxurious woman in the history of luxury," Elizabeth Parke Firestone's clothing collection illustrates her impeccable taste in fashion.

  • Women's silk plush evening coat from the nineteenth century

    This woman's silk plush evening coat has sleeves of heavy grosgrain silk gathered into large puff on top. The round fur (probably fox)stand-up collar is two and a half inches in height. The fur continues down the right side to the hips. There are four large buttons in the back, and another four are in the front. The coat fastens with hooks and eyes, and has a dark brown silk twill lining. The garment was bought at Taylor-Woolfenden, Detroit. Worn by Jane Lynn Patterson, whose husband was an…

  • Women's golden brown plush cloak from the nineteenth century

    This woman's golden brown plush cloak was purchased at Newcomb Endicott. The ankle length coat is single breasted with twelve mother of pearl buttons. Tight sleeves with slight puff at shoulder, rounded stand-up collar edged with rust color ostrich feathers. Shaped for bustle in the back, and slit from hem to waist. Yoke, sleeves, front, slit, and hem are decorated with black braid in an elaborate pattern. Lined with brown satin. Worn by donor's cousin, Augusta D. Von Schrader, a Detroit scho…

  • Women's black silk faille dolman from the nineteenth century

    This is a woman's black silk faille dolman with braid jet and fringe trim. It has a quilted lining. See matching dress number 48.47.4.

  • Women's coat with strips of white wool yarn and white silk floss from the 1920s

    This woman's coat has knit strips of white wool yarn and white silk floss. The collar and cuffs are of white chenille with flowers of white chenille edged with grey chenille. There is one button at the lower left front. Label: "Pack-Wolin, Detroit."

  • Black crepe women's coat from the early twentieth century

    This black crepe, loose-fitting women's coat has a very wide black Persian lamb fur collar. The long, loose sleeves are heavily embroidered with flower and leaf patterns in rust, turquoise and gold metallic threads. The coat is fastened by one button at the center front and a snap at the throat. The lining is rust colored crepe. Label: "Importers, B. Siegel Co., Detroit, Mich."

  • Women's evening coat with elaborate pink and gold braid trim from the 1920s

    This straight, pinkish beige jersey women's evening coat has elaborate pink and gold braid trim. There is a small, high double turnover collar suggestive of a mandarin. The coat has a one button closing, and a beige lining. Label: "D. J. Healy Shops, Detroit."

  • Man's beaver fur overcoat from the nineteenth century

    This man's beaver fur overcoat is double breasted and fastens in the front with five "frogs" and ten fur covered buttons. it has a slash pocket on each side, and two breast pockets in its interior. The sleeves have turn-back cuffs, and the coat is lined with black sateen. The beaver pelts were obtained from American Indians living north of Grand Marais on Lake Superior in 1883. The pelts were sent to New York City to be dressed. They were then returned to Detroit, and made into an overcoat by…

  • Women's red wool coat with mink collar from the 1940s

    Woman's red wool coat with mink collar and cuffs. The coat measures 54" from shoulder to hem. It has two buttons at the waist, wide lapels, a fitted front, and a fuller back. Label in neck: Julie Inc. Fisher Building, Detroit.