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About 1780-1790, 18th century
Gift of Mrs. Herbert Molson
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anonymousPublished by anonymous on 23/04/2003 10:51:01
De même que pour le maillot de bain, cet habit n'a pas été confectionné exactement au 19e siècle. Nous n'avions pas beaucoup de pièces masculines à notre portée, mais cette photo démontre bien le style de costumes qu'ils portaient. Cependant, cet habillement n'était pas tout à fait adapté à toutes les activités d'une journée de la vie quotidienne.

Plus les années avanceront, plus les costumes deviendront ternes, raides et austères. Les collants seront ausssi substitués par des pantalons.

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The owner of this elegant suit was Dr. Philippe Louis François Badelart of Québec City, who listed his profession as surgeon. He was known as a man of excellent reputation, financial substance and social prominence. Dr. Badelart often treated the sick free of charge, and frequently gave monies to the poor. He held many positions, including that of Surgeon of the Canadian Militia and President of the Quebec Medical Society. Made of salmon-coloured cut velvet in the collared style of a "French frock", the garment is typical of the era's trend in masculine clothing away from more elaborate dress.