Sword belt with cardboard box and badges (4)

Object Number: 
1948.3a-d
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Leather, brass, paper, tin
Dimensions: 
Part (belt): 39 5/8 x 2 in. (100.6 x 5.1 cm) Part (box): 7 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (18.4 x 8.3 x 7.9 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: plate: "NY" cast, applied: center shield badge: "CADET" cast, applied: center circular badge: "13" (13th Regt., NY State Militia) printed: box lid label: "Schuyler, Hartley & Graham./13 Maiden Lane (foliate)/NEW YORK./Importers and Dealers in
Description: 
Leather and brass sword belt; black leather belt has loop sewn at center suspending scabbard sling with brass hook at end that fastens to sling suspended from loop sewn on left side of belt, and rectangular brass plate at right end that fastens to slot on left; plate has stamped foliate lettering in center flanked by wreath at bottom; black rectangular cardboard box with labels affixed on lid and side; shield-shaped red leather badge with applied brass lettering in center flanked by brass wreath on bottom; circular red leather badge with applied tin number in center flanked by wreath on bottom.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this sword belt was worn by the donor's father, Benjamin G. Edwards of Company E in the 13th Regiment, New York State Militia (Brooklyn City Cadets), for a portrait by Seymour J. Guy.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles G. Edmonds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group