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Object Name Shirt
Catalog Number 2011.03.38
Accession number 2011.03.01-
Artist Maker Unknown
Place of Origin American
Date 1920 ca.
Material Cotton
Dimensions L-22 inches
Length (ft) 1.833
Length (in) 22
Description A young boy's sailor shirt comprised of blue cotton chambray. There is a V-neck opening with a self-fabric midday collar. In the front there are pointed lapels that run back into a square collar at the back of the shirt. There are three white stripes attached to the edge of the front and back collar. Embroidered onto the square side of the collar are two white and a red embroidered flowers. There is a proper left chest slit pocket, decorated with embroidered clocking and lined in red cotton. Below the pocket is a yoke seam which is swirled and purposely done. The short sleeves are set into the arm syce and have been cut as both edges reveal fraying. The proper left sleeve has a red cotton stripe attached to it, while the proper right sleeve has a patch with an eagle embroidered onto it holding onto an anchor with red feet and chain. There are also two red cotton V-shaped stripes attached. The shirt is both machine and hand constructed
Condition Notes Fabric is faded and yellowed. The sleeves are frayed. Six holes at the bottom back and a hole in the seam under the left sleeve. A Large hole to the left of the design on the front.
Provenance There is no information about the maker or origin of this piece.