Men's Gloves

Men's Gloves

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Description
This is a pair of early 1800s, men’s white leather gloves. Gloves were an integral part of men’s dress during the 1800s. Men could wear colored gloves during the day, but white gloves were the only color acceptable to wear with evening attire.
Object Name
gloves, pair of
Object Type
Accessories Worn on the Body
Man
Gloves
Handwear
Other Terms
gloves, pair of; Handwear; Accessories Worn on the Body; Male
date made
1769
used
United States: Connecticut, Stonington
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 12 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 31.115 cm
ID Number
CS.006740
catalog number
006740
accession number
28810
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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