Made in the USA
The original garment was likely worn in the Connecticut area in the 1770s but was made of a slik brocade dated to the 1730s. Later in the 1780s the jacket was reenforced. This is an interesting full size pattern with complete directions and a description and pictures of the original. In The Virginia Gazette of 1771, "Run away . . . a Negro Wench . . . had on when she went away a black Yarn Serge Jacket" as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 30 October, 2019.