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1908-1910 Lace Evening Coat

Description

Elaborate, ornate coat of black lace and braid overlay on black silk satin. Edgings of pleated black silk chiffon around neckline, down front, around hem, and around the edge of a very wide bell sleeve. Velvet tie at neck

Source

HCT.1985.34.1

Date

1908-1910

Provenance

The cloak is a design from Max Pollatsek, a Columbus ladies tailor, who lived from 1870-1952. Pollatsek immigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1894 and first appears in the city directory in 1904. His wife, Johanna, was also a tailor but does not appear to work with Max in his business. In 1903 there are separate business and home addresses and by 1920 they own their home and Johanna is no longer working.

This coat was donated by Elizabeth Shedd Mykrantz and either her mother, Agnes Jeffrey Shedd, or mother-in-law, Alice McCormick Mykrantz, could have been the proud owner of this elaborate coat. Both were women whose husbands ran successful Columbus businesses. Frederick Shedd ran the E.E. Shedd Mercantile Company, founded by his father in 1852. It remained in business until 1938. Frank E. Mykrantz founded Mykrantz & Sons Drug Company.

Designer

Max Pollatsek

Decade

1900-1909

Files

pollatsek front wtrmk.jpg
pollatsek back wtrmk.jpg
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Collection

Citation

“1908-1910 Lace Evening Coat,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed September 27, 2021, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/4970.

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