Thomas Hart Benton
Engraving by John Rogers, 1865
(U.S. Senate Collection)
Embroidered vests, or waistcoats, were made from wool, linen, or silk
and often woven in patterns such as brocade or stripes. Thomas Hart
Benton, who appears in Henry Clay in the U.S. Senate, is seen in this
engraving sporting a patterned waistcoat.