Proof of Vaccination

New-York Historical requires all visitors age 12 and over to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Read more

Epaulets (pair) with storage box

Object Number: 
1954.225c-d,g
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Metal, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Each (epaulet): 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (11.4 x 19.7 x 14.6 cm) Case: 4 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 24.8 x 17.
Marks: 
embroidered: on circular patch: "2" in relief: on button: "A"
Description: 
Pair of officer's epaulets; rigid, gold lace-covered strap with a gilded metal button embossed with shield-breasted eagle, the shield bearing the initial "A"; gilded brass crescent surrounding circular patch with gold embroidered border and "2" embroidered in gold on red wool ground; two layers of gold bullion fringe, the outermost measuring approximately 3 1/2 inches in length and 1/2 inch in diameter; padded red velvet lining and brass channel fastener with spring mounted hook; in black painted metal storage box with rounded ends and incurving sides, and hinged lid with flat top and small wire handle; box has interior compartment, also with hinged lid, containing thirty-two uniform buttons (INV.8283a-ff).
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these epaulets belonged to Henry Lane Kendrick (1811-1891), the donor's great-uncle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edward Witherbee Peaslee
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group