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Western Jacket 100% Cotton Black White Vintage Coat Size 8 JFK Provenance
Western Style Jacket or short Coat, Made in India and made with 100% thick, comfortable cotton. Well made, and sold by Flashback. In great condition with no stains, rips, tears, or holes. Vintage jacket but very clean with no apparent wear. Size 8
This jacket came from the estate of Mr Bookout, an FBI investigator who interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald after the assassination of President Kennedy. The jacket was from his wife, Mrs. Bookout. From about 1970's or 80's.
Most of my vintage clothes has historical or interesting provenance or style and so here I share my little piece of history about this particular garment.
I believe her first name was Barbara, and last I knew, she was still alive. The items for sale from her estate (2011) pertaining to Mr. Bookout, who had passed earlier, sold for huge prices because of his association with the FBI when JFK was shot. His wife had great taste in clothes and furniture, so i spent my time in her closets.
One thing I remembered about this estate is the filing system of Mr. Bookout, ALL notes on index cards stuffed in a wooden drawer on top of his desk. No computers. Just the index box that was about 2 feet long by about 5 inches wide, and it was stuffed! I wondered how he ever got anything done! We've come a long ways.
Look for more of Mrs Bookouts clothes on my site. She had class and style! And her clothes came in 4 different sizes. She had a closet for each size. The Bookouts traveled the world. Although this was Made in India, I don't know if she purchased it there. Great condition.
Bust 36" Length 20" Sleeves 21"
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Black / White, Size: 8
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