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Sword belt

Object Number: 
INV.8360
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Cotton, metal, silk, wool, leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. ( 62.2 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Cotton, metal, silk, wool, leather, and brass sword belt; woven white cotton belt with two brass rings at ends that suspend Y-shaped blue felt scabbard frog embroidered with gold metal flowers on throat; gold metal bullion trimmed with ribbon and gilt design at top is fastened to fabric tape that suspends from one of the brass rings.
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached tag, this sword belt was worn by John H. Graham while in the U.S. Navy.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Cornelia Graham Brett, 1911
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group