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about 1915
Clothing Maker:Made by Earl & Wilson
Starched linen with woven interface
Primary Dimensions (length x width): 18 x 2in. (45.7 x 5.1cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard Koopman
Description: Man's white linen shirt collar, starched, with buttonholes which are sewn to either end as well as a buttonhole at the back of the collar to secure collar to shirt. The points of the collar are rounded. The collar is formed from a piece of cloth which has been folded in half.
Historical Note: "E & W" was the trademark for the firm Earl & Wilson, a manufacturer of shirts and collars formed in 1867 in Troy, New York. The firm still operates today under the ownership of the TJX Companies, Incorporated, in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Blakelock 11/2008)
Inscription: Inscribed on inside of collar in black ink: "427"
Object Number: 1995.30.30
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