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Estelle Ansley Worrell
This coat is a mixture of old and new. The cravat, knee breeches, and shoes are up to date. The coat from just a few years before has huge hanging sleeves longer than the coat. His waistcoat underneath has sleeves with cuffs as they sometimes did and his shirt has ruffles at the wrist.
There is a certain conservative plainness to his hat. He could be a clergyman, Quaker, Mennonite, scholar, town councillor, or perhaps an older man. There were French immigrants at this time, too.
The man's cravat is tied with the two ends of e4ual length, a style eventually associated with the clergy. The entire costume is of a dark color.