Shoulder straps (pair)

Object Number: 
1936.442ab
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Silk, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 1 x 5.4 x 13 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: reverse, center of each, on jelly label: "Bleux / ponce"
Description: 
Pair of black (?) major's shoulder straps; metal thread embroidered leaves at each end against velvet ground and border around edges; lined with dark brown paper.
Gallery Label: 
These shoulder straps are from a uniform worn by Dr. Gabriel Grant (1826-1909), while serving as a surgeon of the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers and later appointed Surgeon-in-Chief of the Division. He was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Madison Grant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group