Update

Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Epaulets (pair) in storage box

Object Number: 
2432g-i
Date: 
1847-1855
Medium: 
Metal, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Each (epaulet): 3 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (8.6 x 18.4 x 15.9 cm) Box: 5 1/8 x 9 3/4 x 6 5/8 in. ( 13 x 24.8 x 16.8 cm
Description: 
Pair of captain's epaulets; rigid, gold lace-covered strap with two silver embroidered bars, gilded metal button embossed with shield-breasted eagle inside a border of stars, and gilded brass crescent; gold bullion fringe measuring 2 3/4 inches in length and 1/4 inch in diameter attached to rigid cuff; padded rose silk lining and brass strap fastener; in black painted metal storage box with rounded ends, a half-cylindrical indentation at center front and back, and a hinged lid with flat top and wire handle; oval interior compartment, also with hinged lid, contains two shoulder straps and three pieces of brass hardware (2432j-n).
Gallery Label: 
A tag attached to the storage box indicates that they belonged to Colonel Julian McAllister (1823-1887), an 1847 graduate of West Point.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John H. Janeway
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group