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Shoulder straps (pair)

Object Number: 
1936.441ab
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Wool, metal, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 4 in. ( 1.9 x 4.1 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
printed: reverse, center, on label: "JAS. S. SMITH / PATENT, / MAY, 1861."
Description: 
Pair of Major's arched shoulder straps; a maple leaf at each end against light blue wool felt ground, gold metal border around the edges; reverse lined with black wool, a silk fabric tape string at each corner.
Gallery Label: 
These shoulder straps are from a uniform worn by Dr. Gabriel Grant (1826-1909), surgeon of the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers and later appointed Surgeon-in-Chief of the Division. Grant 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