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The Scytheman’s Refreshment – John Faber

Posted by on October 17, 2012

John Faber  ( 1695 – 1756 )  from the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Detail: farm, farmer, scythe, noggin, wood tankard, breeches, shirt, jacket

3 Responses to The Scytheman’s Refreshment – John Faber

  1. Keith

    Jacket? or waistcoat? I would have thought a sleeved waistcoat which they are rarely without.
    Thank you for this post.

    • Benjamin

      It depends on where the person in question lives. Fort Dobbs has some information for reenactors on their website in which they state that farmers in North Carolina would usually go without a waistcoat and would only wear the outer coat. This seems to be the case in every area where the weather was hot and their was no formal event to go to.

  2. Vincent Spiotti

    Based on the sleeve length, cuffs and collar, I would say sleeved waistcoat.
    Neat wooden tankard.


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