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Shoulder straps (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.10812ab
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Textile, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
each: 4 5/8 x 1 7/8 x 1/4 in. ( 11.7 x 4.8 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
typewritten: on envelope in which straps were found: "SHOULDER STRAPS OF A. H. GALLATIN, Assistant Surgeon, / U. S. Army, 1862. / With enclosed countersign order dated "June 27". / Gift of Mrs. A. Fitz Roy Anderson (née Cornelia / Gallatin), January 22,
Description: 
Pair of Lieutenant's shoulder straps; dark blue velvet ground across the center with metal thread embroidered bars at each end and border around.
Gallery Label: 
A note found with these shoulder straps indicates that they belonged to A. H.[R?] Gallatin, the donor's grandfather. Gallatin served as Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army, in 1862.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. A. Fitzroy Anderson, 1951
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group