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Duster Coat (1910): full-length, light-colored canvas or linen coats worn by horsemen to protect their clothing from trail dust. These dusters were typically slit up the back to hip level for ease of wear on horseback

Duster Coat (1910): full-length, light-colored canvas or linen coats worn by horsemen to protect their clothing from trail dust. These dusters were typically slit up the back to hip level for ease of wear on horseback

Coat  Date: early 1820s Culture: European (probably) Medium: linen Dimensions: L. at center back: 47 ½ in. (120.5 cm).

Coat Date: early 1820s Culture: European (probably) Medium: linen Dimensions: L. at center back: 47 ½ in. (120.5 cm).

This is an example of a duster. This is a long linen coat worn by both men and women to protect their clothes from dust when driving in automobiles.

This is an example of a duster. This is a long linen coat worn by both men and women to protect their clothes from dust when driving in automobiles.

Duster, 1910, American, Silk  As automobiles and the Ford Model T duster became fundamental transportation advancements, clothes adapted to new changes too. The duster was a to the ground jacket used to protect the garments while moving, as the roads were extremely dusty. Although this particular jacket is made of silk, most dusters were linen. Goggles were also paired with this outfit to protect your vision and to maintain good visibility while driving/riding.

Duster, 1910, American, Silk As automobiles and the Ford Model T duster became fundamental transportation advancements, clothes adapted to new changes too. The duster was a to the ground jacket used to protect the garments while moving, as the roads were extremely dusty. Although this particular jacket is made of silk, most dusters were linen. Goggles were also paired with this outfit to protect your vision and to maintain good visibility while driving/riding.

Summer coats or dusters    Usually of natural linen, these cover-ups were worn by all when travelling by open carriage or car in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Summer coats or dusters Usually of natural linen, these cover-ups were worn by all when travelling by open carriage or car in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Evening dress, Henriette Favre, 1902. Two-piece dress of silk (lace, net, taffeta, velvet), metal sequins, & glass beads. Pigeon-fronted bodice w/high boned collar, long sleeves, large puff at hem. Skirt lightly flared, w/many attached petticoats & sweeping train. Little is known of Mme. Favre. Most surviving examples of her work are very formal, including this one. It exemplifies the fine workmanship characteristic of even the smaller couture houses in Paris. Chicago History Museum

Evening dress, Henriette Favre, 1902. Two-piece dress of silk (lace, net, taffeta, velvet), metal sequins, & glass beads. Pigeon-fronted bodice w/high boned collar, long sleeves, large puff at hem. Skirt lightly flared, w/many attached petticoats & sweeping train. Little is known of Mme. Favre. Most surviving examples of her work are very formal, including this one. It exemplifies the fine workmanship characteristic of even the smaller couture houses in Paris. Chicago History Museum

Linen duster coat from circa 1901. Duster coats were full length coats worn when riding in automobiles.

Linen duster coat from circa 1901. Duster coats were full length coats worn when riding in automobiles.

Court train, by Nicaud of Paris, 1901, Paleis Het Loo. Photos: Stef Verstraaten. From the trousseau of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. The gala bodice was created later. Silver wire, glass beads, tulle, tarlatan. Louis XVI-style embroideries.

Court train, by Nicaud of Paris, 1901, Paleis Het Loo. Photos: Stef Verstraaten. From the trousseau of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. The gala bodice was created later. Silver wire, glass beads, tulle, tarlatan. Louis XVI-style embroideries.

WWI U.S. Army Enlisted Man's Uniform with Dough Boy Helmet (2010, The World at War, June 22)

WWI U.S. Army Enlisted Man's Uniform with Dough Boy Helmet (2010, The World at War, June 22)

Pink flannel walking suit, ca. late 1890s. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo

Pink flannel walking suit, ca. late 1890s. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo

Dress | Norwegian | 1916 | silk, cotton, fur | National Museum | Identifier #: OK-1991-0180

Dress | Norwegian | 1916 | silk, cotton, fur | National Museum | Identifier #: OK-1991-0180

Coat Date: ca. 1891 Culture: British Medium: wool, fur, silk Accession Number: 1986.73.3

Coat Date: ca. 1891 Culture: British Medium: wool, fur, silk Accession Number: 1986.73.3