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Buttons mounted on frame

Object Number: 
1951.500a-y
Date: 
1860-1898
Medium: 
Brass, wool, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 4 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 10.5 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: c) front: "INFANTERIA" (Infantry; prob. Spanish-American War) stamped: f) front: "...CORREOS..." stamped: g) front: "4" (inside horn design) stamped: h) front: "5" (inside horn design) stamped: j) front: "3" stamped: k) front: "4" stamped:
Description: 
Twenty-four dome-shaped brass buttons mounted on front of blue velvet-covered wooden frame, with hinged wooden support on back.
Gallery Label: 
Some of these buttons were worn by Union regiments during the Civil War, and some by Spanish forces during the Spanish-American War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group