“What’s Going On Under There?”

[Hat-Tip to Caleb McDaniel]

Ever wonder what those dead white men were hiding under their suit jackets?  The New Yorker has some ideas:
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  1. 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

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