Gift of Samuel Vick

Jack Williams, 1124 Broadway, Oakland, For:
"Iconic to Ironic: Fashioning California Identity," OMCA Great Hall, March 15 - September 21, 2003

Three piece, pale green cowboy suit made for Samuel Vick by Jack Williams of Oakland. Mr. Vick is an African American cowboy who shows horses. A: Coat, two buttons, lapels, cuffs, pocket flaps (3) and yoke are all trimmed in red binding or piping (small red and dark red check). Mr. Vick designed the fancy trim himself, and was particularly influenced by Roy Rogers, whom he had once met. In addition to the red trim, the suit is also decoratively top stitched in black, following the lines of the red trim, as well as the two seams on the front of the coat; lined in gray. Three deep, inverted pleats at the back of the coat are also trimmed with red, and top stitching. B: Vest, matches coat, neckline and two pocket flaps decorated in red, and top stitched in black; fastens down the front with 5 gray and white buttons; backed in gray fabric to match the lining of the coat. C: Trousers, pale green, belt loops in red, in the shape of an "X" decorate waist, either side in the front; area above side pockets decorated with the matching red fabric. Left hip pocket has fancy cut flap, but are not trimmed, right hip pocket is plain. Trousers fasten in the front with a zipper in a fly, metal hook at top of zipper, two pale green buttons at waist. (Worn with H99.30.2, H99.30.3, H99.30.4 and H99.30.5)

Used: Samuel Vick | African American | Cowboy | Horseback riding | Oakland | Alameda Co.

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