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Knapsack

Object Number: 
1953.166
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Leather, wood, cotton, brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 39.4 cm )
Marks: 
painted: front: "NG/7" (7th Regiment, National Guard New York)
Description: 
Leather, wood, cotton, brass, and iron knapsack; square wooden frame with black leather cover tacked to front and sides, white buff leather blanket strap sewn at top, and white buff backstrap riveted at top with other end fastened to double iron buckle at bottom right; black patent leather flaps on inside of knapsack with four red, blue, and green fabric tape straps that tie together in center, and black leather flap at rear with tan canvas inner pocket and three white buff straps that fasten to brass studs at bottom; white painted mark on front.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this knapsack was used by Oliver Burr Tweedy while a member of Company 6 of the 7th Regiment, National Guard, New York.
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