Claw-hammer coats

“Men in claw-hammer coats and tall, beaver hats and ladies in silk dresses and sunbonnets were standing looking down at us from above the red-clay walls we had tried so hard to climb…”

The man on the right in the cartoon, his back to us, wears a claw-hammer, or swallow-tail, tail coat of the Civil War era.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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