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Epaulets (pair)

Object Number: 
1952.326c,d
Date: 
1816-1848
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 4 5/8 x 7 3/8 in. ( 3.2 x 11.7 x 18.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: reverse, center: "HORSTMANN / Philada"
Description: 
Pair of yellow worsted wool epaulets with twisted wool cording around outer edge at shoulder ends, buttonholes at the collar ends; reverse lined with yellow cotton, stamped at the center with maker's information.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, these epaulets were worn by Caleb Smith Woodhull (1792-1866), the donor's grandfather. Woodhull served in the War of 1812 with the New York State militia, although these epaulets date later than that war. He was elected mayor of New York in 1849. The Society owns a number of the family's papers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Leslie A. Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group