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Shouler boards (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.1933c,d
Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Wool, metal, silk, leather
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 1/2 x 5 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 1.3 x 14.3 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
cast: on each button face, above shield: "USMS" stamped: on reverse of shoulder board: "VANGUARD / MILITARY / EQUIPMENT / CO. / N.Y." stamped: on metal button hardware: "*UNITED* / CARR"
Description: 
Dark blue or black wool U.S. Marine deck officer's shoulder boards; 3 rows gilt stripes at one end with metal embroidered insignia at the center; collar end of shoulder board comes to a point and has a screw-on button cast with "USMS" above shield surrounded by branches; reverse lined with black silk, with leather strap the entire length which secures the button.
Gallery Label: 
These shoulder boards represent the rank of Deck Officer for the U.S. Marine Superintendants.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group