This ensemble consists of two pieces that include a tailcoat and a vest. The tailcoat is made of black wool and has peaked lapels faced with silk. It is double breasted and has two buttons on each sleeve cuff. There is a center vent on the back and an interior maker label from H. L. Schmidt of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The formal vest is made of white silk and has a shawl lapel. It also has two welt pockets on the center front.
American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (September 1 2015 – January 1 2016) Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation. Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup. Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this world-premiere exhibition brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life. American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is curated by Daniel Okrent, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. GRPM's collection was featured in various venues across the United States and additional feature items were shown at the GRPM venue.