“What’s Going On Under There?” August 26, 2008 2 comments [Hat-Tip to Caleb McDaniel] Ever wonder what those dead white men were hiding under their suit jackets? The New Yorker has some ideas: Check out the link for other possibilities. 2 comments… add one historylover August 27, 2008, 6:03 pm Hi, I really like your site, you have a lot of great info. I would love to add you onto my blogroll, I hope you don’t mind. Reply Jarret August 28, 2008, 12:24 am My master’s thesis was on the aesthetic and cultural history of Civil War photography, and this article I used as a secondary source does a good job of explaining the “Hand-in-coat” photos. Arline Meyer, “Re-Dressing Classical Statuary: The Eighteenth-Century ‘Hand-in-Waistcoat’ Portrait,” Art Bulletin 77 (March 1995):45-63. – Jarret Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.