Woman's velvet evening coat

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Woman's velvet evening coat

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 3, 2018

This incredible green velvet coat stitched with gold metalic trim was made by dressmaker Lizzie Morrissey in Minneapolis in 1918.

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See it in Collections Online.