Monday, February 11, 2013

1900's Outift Black Jacket and Skirt

From the seller:

This classic wool skirt and jacket is a fine example of "The Palmer Garment" turn of the century women's fashion. "The Palmer Garment" organization was founded in 1857 in Connecticut, but eventually moved to Chicago. Advertisements for the company emphasized "Quality First". An excerpt from a 1907 issue of "Chicago, the Great Central Market: A Magazine of Business" describes "the style of the "Palmer Garment" is always correct, changing with the moods of Dame Fashion. The thing that never changes is the Quality". This skirt and jacket came from an old family trunk. It hasn't been cleaned - it smells old and like moth balls. There are a few small holes and some loose stitching that I tried to show in the photos. The trim is probably satin. When I first saw this outfit, I immediately pictured a woman from the Salvation Army around 1900. I don't know what size this is - it is for a very petite woman. The measurement from the top of the shoulder to the bottom button on the jacket is approx. 17". The top button is missing.The skirt is approx. 39" long. Please ask questions before bidding. This outfit is being sold "AS IS".

From Me:

...I think I need a jacket like this for work....

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