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Plume

Object Number: 
1935.42c
Date: 
1860-1875
Medium: 
Feathers, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 9 x 2 in. ( 38.7 x 22.9 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on obverse and reverse of tag attached to object: "Military suit of / J. J. Van Nest / Civil War / Hat & plume / Also U.S.A. insignia / (over) / Jacob Janeway Van Nest / was the father of / Mrs. W. Merritt Post / nee Katharine Elizabet
Description: 
Military plume consisting of mostly white feathers and a few red feathers bound to a wooden shaft.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this plume was worn by the donor's father, Jacob Janeway Van Nest (1835-1875). A related coat and cap (1935.42a and 1935.42b) are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. W. Merritt Post
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group