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The Washington Collection: Martha Washington's Redingote

The Washington Collection: Martha Washington's Redingote

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Tudor Place Foundation Inc.

The Washington Collection: Martha Washington's Redingote

Originally owned by Martha Washington, this redingote (riding jacket or riding habit) was acquired by Martha Peter, possibly as a gift or as part of a larger lot from the 1802 estate sale. The purple and brown silk was considered highly fashionable at the time. It is part of the collection at Tudor Place. Tudor Place was the Washington, D.C., home of Thomas and Martha Custis Peter. Martha Custis Peter was First Lady Martha Washington's granddaughter.

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