Texture

Raccoon Coat

Description:
Designed by Ellish Furriers Nyack, this raccoon coat was likely worn in the 1920s when raccoon coats were an important fashion trend on college campuses. Amanda Dubin ‘18 researched this garment and found that it was purchased second-hand and worn by Courtney Crawford ’54, to football games at Columbia and Cornell. This coat is a great example of trends that cycle: the raccoon coat has remained popular in periods of wealth: the 1920s, post World War II, and later in the 1980s.
Attribution:
Ellish Furriers Nyack
Date:
1925
Collection ID:
CCTC #98.33.01
Notes:
Gift of Jane Diehl Crawford