Patch

Date: 
1940-1965
Medium: 
Silk, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/8 in. ( 6.7 x 6.7 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Square olive silk patch embroidered with two orange cotton letters.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1966
Object Number: 
INV.7465jj
Marks: 
Sewn: "CD"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1965
eMuseum Object ID: 
43387
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Shoulder patch

Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Rayon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 6.4 x 6.4 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Circular blue rayon patch; with yellow phoenix emerging from flames in center.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1966
Object Number: 
INV.7462o
Gallery Label: 
These patch was worn by a member of the Veterans Administration, on the upper left sleeve of his uniform jacket.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
43127
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Patches

Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Rayon
Dimensions: 
largest: 2 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/8 in. ( 5.4 x 6.7 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Triangular blue rayon patches; embroidered with yellow designs including camera, weathervane, cog, missile, and tower with lightning bolts emanating from it.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1966
Object Number: 
INV.7462g-k
Gallery Label: 
WWII era Air Force Armament Specialist, Communications Specialist, Engineering Specialist , Photography Specialist, and Weather Specialist lower sleeve insignia.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
43080
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Epaulets (pair) in storage box

Date: 
ca. 1867
Medium: 
Metal, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Each (epaulet): 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (10.8 x 19.1 x 14.6 cm) Container (box): 6 1/4 × 9 1/4 × 6 1/2 in. (15.9 ×
Description: 
Pair of colonel's epaulets with added Marine Corps insignia; rigid, gold lace-covered strap with silver embroidered eagle and gilded metal button embossed with shield-breasted eagle, the shield bearing the letter "A"; silver-colored metal insignia with eagle atop a globe superimposed on an anchor centered inside gilded brass crescent; three layers of gold bullion fringe, the outermost measuring approximately 3 3/8 inches in length and 1/2 inch in diameter; black painted metal storage box which is rectangular with rounded corners, with hinged, flat-topped lid and red velvet-lined interior; oval interior compartment with detachable lid contains rectangular brass printing plate for a calling card enclosed in paper envelope (Z.3034ab).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Miss Mary E. Kintzing
Object Number: 
1956.105a-d
Marks: 
in relief: on button: "A" stamped: on fasteners: "LEFT" and "RIGHT" scratched: on top of lid: "K."
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these epaulets were worn by Colonel Matthew R. Kintzing (1822-1893), the donor's father. Kintzing was commissioned colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, on December 5, 1867, and served as commandant of the Marine barracks at Philadelphia until 1869.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1867
eMuseum Object ID: 
39058
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Chapeau (bicorne) with case

Date: 
ca. 1899
Medium: 
Silk, other textile, leather, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall (chapeau, d): 5 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (14 x 42.2 x 17.1 cm) Container (box, g): 6 1/4 × 18 1/8 × 7 1/4 in.
Description: 
Black beaver (silk) chapeau with rigid crown; cock and fan edged with floral-patterned black binding and tied together with black ribbon on either side; black silk rosette with superimposed loop of gold metallic cloth tape and gilded metal button embossed with an eagle clutching an anchor within a circle of thirteen stars; gold bullion tassel at each corner; black leather sweatband and black satin lining; in rectangular black painted metal case with hinged lid and handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irving Levy
Object Number: 
1950.325d,g
Marks: 
maker's label: inside top of crown: "WM. H. HORSTMANN COMPANY / TRADE MARK / PHILADELPHIA"
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this chapeau was part of the U.S. Navy dress uniform ca. 1899. Other components of the uniform were also given by the donor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1899
eMuseum Object ID: 
37517
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Shoulder straps (pair)

Date: 
1863-1865
Medium: 
Silk metal, wool
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 3.2 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Pair of Captain's shoulder straps, with gold metal thread embroidered double bars at each end and border against blue velvet ground, sewn on to wool.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Leishman
Object Number: 
1962.22g,h
Gallery Label: 
Nearly three-quarters of the black men of eligible age volunteered for the Union army during the American Civil War. Because white soldiers did not trust them in actual combat, most black soldiers were assigned to support roles, though they sometimes engaged with the enemy. New York registered 4,125 soldiers in its three black regiments, the 20th, 26th, and 31st United States Colored Troops. Trained at Riker's and Hart's islands in the East River in early 1864, they were dispatched to Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas, respectively. Almost all of the commissioned officers in U.S. Colored Troops regiments were white. These hand-made shoulder straps were worn by David J. Pilsworth (1841-1895) when he served with the 20th Regiment, U.S.C.T., 1863-1865. Pilsworth enlisted as a private, suffered wounds in 1862, and was promoted to a captain after his recovery.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
36527
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Shoulder strap

Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Metal, wool, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 0.6 x 10.2 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular black felt bar edged with gold lace, with gold metal anchor in center; layer of black silk fastened to bottom.
Object Number: 
INV.14320
Gallery Label: 
This United States Navy shoulder strap, attributed to the Civil War era, could designate a Lieutenant prior to regulation changes made in August 1862. After that date the anchor and braid identified an Ensign.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
21442
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

U.S. Navy flight jacket

Date: 
ca. 1963
Medium: 
Nylon, polyester
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 x 44 in. (68.6 x 111.8 cm)
Description: 
Size 38 army green zip-front nylon jacket with two snap-closure pockets at chest and one on left sleeve; elastic waistband. Squadron emblem sewn at right breast: serpent coiled around top of Empire State Building, holding a trident with a submarine in its blades; "VS 835" at bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Castro
Object Number: 
2011.14
Gallery Label: 
John Castro wore this jacket during the 1960s when he was a reservist, or "weekend warrior," with the U.S. Naval Air Reserve at Floyd Bennett Naval Air Station in Brooklyn from 1963 to 1970. He used it during winter training flights. The emblem sewn onto the jacket (at right breast), representing Castro's search and attack squadron, depicts a serpent coiled around the Empire State Building, holding a trident with a submarine in its blades. As a Naval Reserve petty officer, Castro served as a crew member on a S2F search aircraft. Castro's jacket is a reminder of New Yorkers' military preparedness during the Cold War era.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1963
eMuseum Object ID: 
67780
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Insignia

Date: 
ca. 1860s
Medium: 
Fabric
Description: 
Civil War gold laurel with text "534 GAR" embroidered insignia on black fabric
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roger J. Herz
Object Number: 
2009.9.1f
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
64130
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Insignia

Date: 
ca. 1860s
Medium: 
Fabric
Description: 
Civil War gold trumpet embroidered insignia on green fabric
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roger J. Herz
Object Number: 
2009.9.1e
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
64129
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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