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Wool, cotton, metal
Overall: 4 x 25 x 43 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 63.5 x 110.5 cm )
cast: on face of each button: "EXCELSIOR / N.Y.S.A. / NATIONAL GUARD" stamped: on reverse of each button: "*WATERBURY BUTTON CO." embroidered: on label inside neck: "BROOKS BROTHERS, / BROADWAY." printed: on label beneath maker's label: "Co. "K" /
Light blue wool greatcoat with closed double collar and shoulder cape; 2 buttons at the collar, 5 buttons down the front of the cape, and 7 buttons down the front of the coat; closed sleeves with chevron-shaped false cuffs, 1 button at each wrist; cape buttons to the bodice on reverse at the bottom center, 2 buttons near the center of the waistline, split skirt with a vertical slit pocket on the left side, 2 buttons on each pocket flap; all buttons cast with "EXCELSIOR / N.Y.S.A. / NATIONAL GUARD" surrounding an eagle with a shield in its beak flying above a banner; horizontal slit watch pocket at the waistline; coat lined with red twill-weave wool, sleeves lined with white cotton, tail pockets lined with white twill-weave cotton.
Gallery Label: 
This overcoat was worn by Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1866-1942). He succeeded his father as president of the Society in 1903.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman, 1931
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group