Sailor suits for young boys were very popular from the early Civil War Era throughout the Edwardian Period.
A fine original circa 1912 little boy's two piece deep navy blue silk velvet sailor style suit with short trousers.
The silk satin lined jacket has an attached white silk faille yoke with an embroidered anchor and a button back closure at the neck, with a slit breast pocket, a deep sailor collar with floral and buttonhole scalloped embroidered edges, shell buttons with loops at the cuffs, a blind front button closure, and a separate white leather belt, in belt loops, with a bright metal buckle. The lined fall front trousers have blouse button holes and gathered cuffs. * Included with this outfit was a period toy wooden whistle on a twill tape lanyard with a slide knot which is pictured in some of the photos.
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