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Spurs: pair

Object Number: 
1954.118de
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Metal, leather
Dimensions: 
each overall: 5 x 3 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 12.7 x 9.5 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: inside band: "HARRISON & NIXON/ IMPORTERS/ NEW YORK"
Description: 
Metal arched-band spurs witha cylindrical goad fitted with a ball head with a spiked wheel inside; buttons on the ends of the bands; leather boot straps attach to the buttons.
Gallery Label: 
These spurs were worn by Colonel Thomas Henry Barber (1844-1905) of the 1st Regiment of Infantry, New York Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War. He was appointed Brigadier-General by the President of the United States for the War with Spain on January 10, 1899. The donor was his son.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas H. Barber
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group