1940's Gray Double-Breasted Suit
Man's double breasted gray and blue stripe wool and acetate suit. Jacket: double breasted-3 rows buttons, wide peaked lapel, single welt breast pocket, double welt hip pockets, no back vent, 3 button sleeve placket Pants: Flat front with watch pocket, side seam and back welt pockets, 10 fly front
Additional fiber images and information available at the CAMEO Materials Database at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
This suit belonged to Dr. Charles Morley, professor of history emeritus in the Department of History at Ohio State University. Dr. Morley was born in 1914 and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1935. He received an MA in 1936 and PhD in 1940 from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to his appointment at Ohio State University, he taught at the universities of North Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. In 1943-44 he was a research analyst with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). In 1944 he became a faculty member at Ohio State University, where he remained until his retirement in 1981. He was an expert in Polish and Eastern European history.
Trousers/Slacks, Tailored, Double-Breasted Jacket, Peaked Lapel
fiber content=Acetate, Wool
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