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18th Century Style Coat Likely Worn by Henry Ford

Eaves Costume Company1925/1935

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Henry Ford likely purchased this "18th century" style coat to wear at old-fashioned dancing parties. Ford likely only donned the costume for special occasions--not his weekly dances. The garment's maker, the Eaves Costume Company of New York, designed and rented costumes for a variety of plays and musical revues. They also provided costumes for masquerades and balls attended by wealthy socialites.

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  • Title: 18th Century Style Coat Likely Worn by Henry Ford
  • Creator: Eaves Costume Company
  • Date Created: 1925/1935
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Coats (Garments), Outerwear, Men's clothing, Clothing
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Coat (Garment)
  • Object ID: 51.34.55
  • Image ID: THF154824
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Clara Ford Estate.

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