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Silk, linen, and findings; Coat: L. 43 in. (109.2 cm), W. at waist 47 1/2 in. (120.7 cm), L. of the skirt/tails 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm), W. across back 16 in. (40.6 cm), L. of sleeve from armpit to cuff 19 in. (48.3 cm); breeches: L. from waist to knee 23 in. (58.4 cm), L. from crotch to waist at front 10 in. (25.4 cm), L. of leg from middle of crotch to knee 17 in. (43.2 cm), min. W. at waist 38 in. (96.5 cm), max. W. at waist (plaquet at center back opened fully) 48 in. (121.9 cm); vest: L. 30 in. (76.2 cm), max. W. 48 in. (121.9 cm)
Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, Mass.), 0345.01-03
A claret-colored silk suit made for Franklin during his years at Passy, France, has survived as part of the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. For the exhibition, "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," a detailed replica was made to permit visitors to see Franklin as he was during his delicate diplomatic negotiations. Bills survive from the French tailor from whom he ordered clothing while at Passy; it is possible that the suit came from that shop.