Waist belt with pouch (2)

Object Number: 
INV.12022ef
Date: 
1914-1918
Medium: 
Leather, brass, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 47 x 2 1/4 in. ( 119.4 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: clasp: "LIFT/THE DOT"
Description: 
Leather, brass, and cotton waist belt and pouch; brown leather with stitched ellipses on front and on back of left side of belt, sliding frog near center, brass loop near center suspending sling with loop at end that fastens to another sling suspended on left side, and buckle at left end of belt that fastens to holes on right end; left end of belt slides through loop on back of rectangular, brown double compartment leather pouch with brass clasp on flap that fastens to stud on front; stamped mark on clasp.
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, this pouch and waist belt were part of a uniform worn by Major John H. Marsching during World War I.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John H. Marsching, 1948
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group