Box with insignia and badges

Object Number: 
INV.8671y-ff
Date: 
1852-1880
Medium: 
Paper, metal, silk
Dimensions: 
overall (in box): 1 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 13.7 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center, obverse of box lid: "GORHAM MRG CO., / SILVERSMITHS. / BROADWAY & 19TH STREET, / NEW YORK." stamped: center, green silk ribbon: ".A.S.C.E. / 1852" cast: center, badge INV.8671ff: "AP" cast: around center, badge INV.8671ee: "GRAND A
Description: 
White cardboard (y) box with lid, found with (bb-cc) 2 spread eagle metal embroidered uniform insignia, (aa) one formeé cross pin, (z) one silk ribbon, and (dd-ff) 3 badges with ribbons and insignia.
Gallery Label: 
This collection of military insignia and badges were among the objects found in the footlocker of William F. Paine, who served as a Col. as a surveyor in the Army, 1862-1865. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group