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Dinner jacket

Identifier: Mss 1034-044

Collection Overview

Black wool dinner jacket, lined in black with sleeves lined in mauve, carries a label sewn inside collar: "Bentschner and Visanska Fashionable Outfitters, Charleston, S.C." A label on an interior pocket states: "Tailored in all-wool/fabric by A.B. Kirschbaum Co., Philadelphia, New York" and provides a line for the owner's name and date.


  • between 1915-1940


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Historical Note

Bentschner and Visanska was located at 252 King and 83 Hassell Streets, Charleston, South Carolina, and was owned by Julius M. Visanska.


1 item (1 dinner jacket) : black, lined in mauve ; 102 x 44 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Gary Towles who purchased it on E-Bay.


Inventory of the Dinner Jacket, 1915-1940
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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