Shoulder knots and straps in box

Object Number: 
Z.3033a-e
Date: 
1885-1900
Medium: 
Metal, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Each (shoulder knot): 6 x 2 3/8 x 1 in. (15.2 x 6 x 2.5 cm) Each (strap): 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. (10.8 x 4.4 x 1 cm)
Marks: 
printed: on strap fasteners: ". . . / . . . BROADWAY / NEW YORK" and "RIGHT" and "LEFT" embroidered: on insignia patch: "N.Y." in relief: on metal plate affixed to center of lid: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / NEW YORK" handwritten in pencil: on scrap of paper
Description: 
One pair of shoulder knots and one pair of shoulder straps in black painted metal storage box; shoulder knots of interlaced gold braid with a circular insignia patch with "N.Y." embroidered in gold on light blue textile ground, and black wool felt backing with cloth strap for fastening; shoulder straps with brass eagle centered on white wool felt ground inside rectangular brass border, and black wool felt backing; rectangular storage box with hinged, flat-topped lid.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas H. Barber, 1954
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group