Boy’s 1860s play suit

Just love the construction of this boy’s c. 1860 playsuit. Made of cotton jean, the details are as follows:

2-piece, white & blue stripe: overalls w/ concave hammered brass buttons & drop seat, short jacket w/ interior pocket, jacket: C 27″, L 11″, overall: C 26″, L 35″, Inseam 16.5″, (patched & stained, some buttons replaced) good.

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Images courtesy Augusta Auctions

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.