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Object Name CRAVAT
Catalog Number 0985.02.00029
Description This white silk cravat has been tied in a bow.
Dimensions W-0.75 inches
Owned John Milton
Provenance This cravat was owned by Governor John Milton of Florida. It may have been worn on the occasion of his wedding, as white silk was traditionally worn by grooms for this occasion. Stating "death would be preferable to reunion," on April 1, 1865, he committed suicide, in his home, by a gunshot to the head.
People Milton, John
Search Terms Florida
Subjects civilians
men
Clothing & dress
Weddings (tentative)
Wedding clothing & dress (tentative)
suicides
governors