Overall: 4 1/2 x 8 x 5 5/8 in. ( 11.4 x 20.3 x 14.3 cm )
in relief: on button: "EXCELSIOR / N.Y.S.A. [on banner] / "NATIONAL GUARD"
Private's epaulet; rigid, dark blue felt-covered strap with gilded metal button with an eagle above a shield and inscription, "EXCELSIOR / N.Y.S.A. / NATIONAL GUARD," in relief; crescent in the form of a dark blue textile roll with regular pattern of ridges and white braid trim; white cotton fringe; elongated metal hook for fastening; probably mate of INV.8013.
Epaulets of this type were worn by privates in the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, in the early twentieth century.
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