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Shoulder straps (pair)

Object Number: 
1920.129i,j
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Silk, metal, paper, cotton
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 1 x 5.4 x 13 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: reverse of "i": "2794 / 168 / 2153 / 4142"
Description: 
Pair of Brigadier-General's (staff officer) shoulder straps; single star at the center against dark black velvet background, metal thread embroidery around outer edges; lined on reverse with white paper, brown cotton laces with metal ferrules at the corners.
Gallery Label: 
These shoulder straps were worn by Abner Doubleday (1819-1893).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Thomas A. Eddy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group