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Ensemble

Date:
ca. 1820
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool, cotton, silk, linen
Credit Line:
Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.235.3a–e
Not on view
The silhouette determined for women of the period was faintly reflected in men's high-waisted trousers accompanied by a jacket cut away to hug the rib cage and to stop short of the natural waist. As an immoderate style for men, it was susceptible to caricature. By the 1860s, Lewis Carroll's logicians Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee already mocked this style; their attenuated parody is found in Walt Disney's Jiminy Cricket.
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