Friday, January 25, 2013

Waistcoat of LtCol Stephens, 1st Virginia Regiment, c. 1756.

Waistcoat attributed to LtCol Andrew Stephens, second-in-command to Col Washington,
1st Virginia Regiment (c. 1750-60) [1]

Washington in the uniform of a British Provincial Colonel,
 by Peale (1772), Washington and Lee Univ. 
The Stephens waistcoat is almost identical.

Note the raw edge of the fabric on the arm hole detail.

[1] Smithsonian online collection, The Price of Freedom: Americans at War,, accessed 26 Jan 12.

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