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Shoulder straps and hardware (5 pieces)

Object Number: 
2432j-n
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Textile, metal
Dimensions: 
Each (piece of hardware, approx.): 2 x 1 x 1/2 in. (5.1 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm) Each (shoulder strap): 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 in.
Description: 
Pair of colonel's shoulder straps and three pieces of miscellaneous hardware; each rectangular strap with wide gold embroidered border framing silver embroidered eagle on black textile ground, and a cloth tie at each corner; two bar-shaped pieces of brass hardware with four holes pierced in elongated tab at each end; one kidney-shaped piece of brass hardware with numerous small holes and a small rectangular handle at center.
Gallery Label: 
These shoulder straps were apparently worn by Colonel Julian McAllister (1823-1887) who served in the Mexican-American War, 1847-48, and the American Civil War, 1861-66.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John H. Janeway
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group