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Shoulder knots (pair)

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Textile, metal
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.
Gallery Label: 
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),
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Mortimer Lasky
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group