Lady's Foxhunting Jacket, Boots, and Hat

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Baltimore, London, and Philadelphia

Ladies of the Ridgely family actively participated in riding and foxhunting activities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is hard to image today that a lady could have been comfortable jumping fences on horseback while wearing in a tightly fitted jacket lined with stays.

Wool, silk, leather. Jacket: L 61, W 34.2 cm; Boots: H 37.8, W 7.3, D 22.8 cm; Hat: H 15.2, W 27.9, D 30.5 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 8291, 2523, 979