Smoking Cap and Suspenders

The smoking cap and suspenders are hand-embroidered in silk on silk satin.

Caps and accessories were used not only in smoking sessions, but also for travelling in public railway carriages and steamship cabins, where there might have been smoke, cinders and dirt.

McCord Museum of Canadian History - Gift of Mrs. Gordon Dorey
c. 1875-1900
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