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Welcome! 1840s Photos of Garments
1840s Morning Coat in Small Checks


This is a morning coat, a coat for daywear that sweeps away from the waist down into the tails rather than cutting across the torso. The checked pattern in brown and other colors begins to demonstrate the variety of colors and textures available to Victorian men for daywear. This particular coat is very generous in its supply of pockets; you can see an exterior left breast pocket (called the "ticket pocket"), an interior right breast pocket, and also pocket(s) on the waistline.