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

Jeanne Hallée Evening ensemble dress gown and shoe from 1913–1914  silk, metallic thread, glass beading,   leather and metallic thread.

Jeanne Hallée Evening ensemble dress gown and shoe from 1913–1914 silk, metallic thread, glass beading, leather and metallic thread.

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.

Walking Dress, House of Worth (French, 1858–1956): ca. 1900-1903, French, silk, leather, metallic thread, cotton.

Walking Dress, House of Worth (French, 1858–1956): ca. 1900-1903, French, silk, leather, metallic thread, cotton.

Duster  Date: early 20th century Culture: British Medium: cotton, linen Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 1/2 in. (120.7 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Eleanora Eaton Brooks, 1975 Accession Number: 1975.138.23

Duster Date: early 20th century Culture: British Medium: cotton, linen Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 1/2 in. (120.7 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Eleanora Eaton Brooks, 1975 Accession Number: 1975.138.23

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