Shoulder knots (pair)
each: 5 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 1 in. ( 14 x 6.7 x 2.5 cm )
in relief: on button: "VIGILANTIA / N.G.S.N.Y."
Pair of infantry officer's shoulder knots; interlaced bronze-colored (originally gold?) braid, oblong in shape; circular patch at center with gold embroidered oak leaf on black ground, and gilded metal button at one end with "23" embossed at center and inscription, "VIGILANTIA / N.G.S.N.Y.," surrounding edge; black felt backing with lace ties and metal hook (missing from "e") for fastening.
According to the accession records, these shoulder knots were worn by the donor, who served in the Brooklyn-based 23rd Regiment of the National Guard New York (106th Infantry),
Gift of Colonel Mortimer Lasky
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.