Waistcoat
Waistcoat
Waistcoat
Waistcoat
Waistcoat
Waistcoat


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

American Revolutionary War ➔ Waistcoat

Identifier:
118220
Description:
A waistcoat that belonged to General "Light Horse" Henry Lee (b. January 29, 1756 – d. March 25, 1818), father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Henry Lee served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and and the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. During the American Revolution, Lee served as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army.

The waistcoat is made of silk brocade with roses and green and silver metallic leaves. It has covered buttons made with metallic thread and button holes framed by metal strips that are covered in metallic thread.
Date:
circa 1770
Materials:
Silk, Cotton, Brocade
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Sutherland, Mrs. Fannie
Rights:
Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lee_III
Maker/Donor
Sutherland, Mrs. Fannie
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