Shoulder knots (pair)

Object Number: 
1958.123h-i
Date: 
1873-1884
Medium: 
Textile, metal
Dimensions: 
each: 7 x 4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 17.8 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: on pad: "V/NG" stamped: on fastener: "TRADE / [full-length figure of a knight in armor] / MARK" in relief: on button: "NG" printed paper label: on box fragment: "HENRY V. ALLIEN & CO., / Successors to HORSTMANN BROS, & ALLIEN, / Military G
Description: 
Pair of veteran artillery officer's shoulder knots; pad with "V/NG" embroidered in black on red wool ground, with three rows of gold braid surrounding; strap with interlaced gold braid and gilded metal button embossed with initials "NG" between branches of oak and laurel; brass strap fastener.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these shoulder knots were worn by Lt.-Colonel George Stevens Schermerhorn (1835-1926), who served with the 7th Regiment, N. Y. S. Militia as early as 1855. He was a Major and Inspector of Rifle Practice of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division N. Y. N. G., April 4, 1879, and Lieut. Col. and Inspector of Rifle Practice, Dept. of State, N. Y., March 15, 1882.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Philip G. Schermerhorn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group