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Knapsack

Object Number: 
1934.89
Date: 
1865-1875
Medium: 
Leather, wood, cotton, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 16 1/4 in. ( 33 x 41.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: flap: "H.P. Talmadge./K" (the K has been painted over a "G"; Talmadge also served in Company K of the regiment) painted: front: "7"
Description: 
Leather, wood, cotton, iron, and brass knapsack; square wooden frame with black leather cover tacked to front and sides, two backstraps with one end riveted to top rear and other fastened to double iron buckles at bottom, two blanket straps sewn at top, and two shoulder straps riveted to top rear and fastened with brass stud to breast and armpit straps; two leather-covered canvas flaps on inside of knapsack with white canvas straps that tie together in center, and black leather flap at rear with white canvas inner pocket and three straps that fasten to brass studs at bottom; white painted marks on front and flap.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this knapsack was used by the donor while a private in Company K of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, from 1870 until 1877.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry Pearl Talmadge
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group