Tailored for 1920s Industrial League play, these apparel items were worn by one or more members of a Washington, D.C. installment. Includes:
Jersey a cream-colored flannel pullover garment with a black pinstripe pattern and a black felt “W” sewn to the left breast. Thick black trim lines the four-button collar and button path, and there are six holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. The item shows heavy wear with scattered moth holes and faint discoloration throughout. There is a small section missing where the “W” has become disengaged; the manufacturer’s label has been removed from within the collar, and the top button is missing. There is no number on the back, nor is there evidence that one ever existed, likely dating this jersey to pre-1929 (when uniform numbers first appeared on big league jerseys).
Pants gray heavy flannel leg wear with a blue pinstripe pattern, a right back pocket, five belt loops and a five-button fly. The cotton-lined waistband’s interior is home to an “Alex Taylor & Co.” label and a strip tag with handwritten notations of “#9” and “32.” The pants are of slightly different pinstripe and color patterns and were likely issued later than the jersey (as evidenced by the suggesting of a uniform number on the interior label). Heavy wear is evident with dirt stains throughout, a small hole on the right front and expected elasticity loss at the leg openings.