Dress coat with aglet

Object Number: 
1935.104h,i
Date: 
1840-1845
Medium: 
Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (aglet): 1 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 43 1/4 in. ( 3.2 x 7 x 109.9 cm ) overall (coat): 4 x 22 x 41 in. ( 10.2 x 55.9 x
Description: 
Dark blue wool felt army dress tailcoat with the single-breasted front cut to the waist, lined with yellow silk; stand-up collar, turned up cuffs and center of back above the tails are embroidered with metal bead and spangle leaf garland decoration; 9 metal buttons up the front, 2 cloth covered buttons above each cuff, 4 metal buttons across the back above tails; gold cord aglet with metal tips on 2 braided sides, 2 plain cords wrap around arm, joined at a loop at the center to attach to the coat.
Gallery Label: 
This dress coat belonged to Dr. William H. Jackson (1810-1893) of New York. He was commissioned a surgeon of the 252nd Regiment of the Infantry in 1840.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Margaret A. Jackson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group