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Spring Coat

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 22, 2019

There are several surprising things about this woman's spring coat. It's made of bark cloth (which is exactly what you'd guess) and dates to between 1920 - 1930, not the 1960s! The coat retailed at J.M. Gidding & Company of Duluth.