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Coat
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Coat


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing ➔ Coat

Identifier:
187942
Description:
This brown coat is made of beaver and features button-and-loop closures down the center front. It has a large collar and a single vent at the back hem. It was created by Brown & Settler Company and owned by John Bruce who was the great uncle of the donor. Bruce trapped the beavers that were used to make this coat. 
Date:
1890
Materials:
Beaver
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Grace M. Thompson
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Fashion + Nature (April 2022 – April 2024)
Fashion + Nature examines the relationships between the natural world and the fashion industry. Clothing has long been produced with natural materials and inspired by the beauty and diversity of the natural world, but the fashion industry has had a largely negative impact on the environment. This exhibit showcases a wide variety of captivating scientific specimens and fascinating garments, to illustrate their relationship to each other and their interconnected histories. Fashion + Nature aims to inspire and educate visitors, encouraging us to become better consumers and reduce the harmful impacts of the fashion industry.
Makers/Donors
Brown and Sehler Company
Brown and Sehler was located at W. Bridge and Front streets. The company was a fixture in the area for almost 100 years. 

Thompson, Grace M.

John Bruce
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Grand Rapids
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