About this object

  • ID:

    39.132/2

  • Production date:

    1721-1740

  • Location:

    In Store

  • This waistcoat is decorated with a fashionable flower pattern embroidered in coloured silks and gold and silver thread. The 18th century book 'Plain Reasons for the Growth of Sodomy in England' attributed a supposed increase in homosexuality to men's dress. The author claimed that garments like this waistcoat were effeminate.

  • Measurements

    H 970 mm; W 530 mm

  • Materials

    silk; cotton; metal

  • Last Updated

    2019-02-19

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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