Dress belt and cartridge box:N.Y.N.G. vigilantia "23"

Object Number: 
1950.135i
Date: 
ca. 1930-1940
Medium: 
Leather, brass, gilt
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 6 in. ( 53.3 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
cast, applied: front flap: "23" cast: inside insignia scroll: "VIGILANTIA/N.G.S.N.Y."
Description: 
Leather, brass, and gilt baldric; black leather belt with gilt lacing on exterior, rectangular brass buckle, and shield-shaped tip, with hooks at ends that fasten to brass-mounted sides of rectangular black leather box that has shield-shaped flap with strap that fastens to stud at bottom of box; cast brass numbers fastened in center of flap, encircled by cast inscription inside scroll, atop cross and sunburst.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this baldric was worn by the donor while an officer in the 23rd Regiment, National Guard New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mortimer Lasky
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group