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Waist belt

Object Number: 
Leather, brass, cotton
Overall: 49 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. ( 125.7 x 5.4 cm )
stamped: left sling back: "40"
Leather, brass, and cotton waist belt; stitched brown leather with brass swivel snap and S-link chain suspended from sliding leather frog at left side of belt, brass loop on left side suspending sling with holes at end that fastens to brass buckle at end of another sling suspended from far left, and buckle at left end of belt that fastens to holes on right end; stamped number on back of left sling.
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, this waist belt was part of a uniform worn by Major John H. Marsching during World War I.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John H. Marsching, 1948
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group