Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Shoulder belt

Object Number: 
INV.11255
Date: 
1865-1875
Medium: 
Leather, brass, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 6 in. ( 86.4 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
applied, cast: plate front: "7" (7th Regiment, National Guard New York) printed: belt back: "RK PORTER/9th Co. 7th Regt."; "C.M. LEFFERTS"; "DESPARD"; "REGTL. SgT. MAJ."
Description: 
Leather, brass, and silver shoulder belt; white buff leather with frog on left side of belt fitted with slot for scabbard at throat, and corner-cut rectangular cast brass plate at right end that fastens to loop on left; applied silver regiment number at center of plate; printed labels on back of belt.
Gallery Label: 
This shoulder belt may have been worn by a bandolier.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group