Wool, silk, metal
Overall: 3 x 17 x 32 in. ( 7.6 x 43.2 x 81.3 cm )
stamped: on reverse of bodice buttons: "SCOVILL MG CO. / WATERBURY"
Gray wool single-breasted tailcoat with 1" closed stand-up collar (1 hook and eye), 3 rows of 8 buttons down the front, dark blue shoulder straps with buttons near the collar, sleeves (no cuffs) have 3 buttons; 4 panels at the back of the bodice, with 2 buttons at the waistline; bodice lined with brown twill-weave silk, lightly padded and quilted, with vertical slit pocket at left breast, tails lined with dark green twill-weave silk.
This dress tailcoat was worn by Henry Pearl Talmadge when he was a private in Company K, 7th Regiment, New York National Guard, 1870-1877.
Gift of Henry Pearl Talmadge
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.