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Wool, linen, ebony
Overall: 1 x 21 x 22 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 53.3 x 57.2 cm )
applied: center breast, of cast metal: "9" handwritten: front lining, center: "C, 57. / J.H"
Dark blue wool 2-pocket waistcoat from 9th New York Hawkin's Zouave's uniform; front in one panel, with red lacing around the neck and in one stripe down the center; back is made in one panel of white plain-weave linen, with 2 sets of cotton twill-weave fabric tape straps which tie at the center; front and back are joined at the left shoulder and left side seam, right side is open and fastens to the back at the shoulder and down the side.
Gallery Label: 
This waistcoat is part of a uniform worn by a member of New York's 9th Volunteers, called Hawkin's Zouaves.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group