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Coat

Object Number: 
1950.288b
Date: 
1895-1898
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 17 3/4 x 30 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 45.1 x 77.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: reverse of front buttons: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / WATERBURY. / STATE OF / NEW YORK"
Description: 
Dark blue wool New York National Guard officer's single-breasted field coat; closed 1 3/4" double collar (one hook and eye); Corps of Engineers Captain's shoulder straps, with double bars on each end, shield with 3 stars across the top at the center, against white ground; 5 buttons down the front; closed sleeves with false cuffs, 3 buttons at each wrist; all buttons cast with eagle above quadrant shield with an arc of stars and "EXCELSIOR" across the bottom; 4 panels across the back; coat lined with dark green twill-weave cotton, sleeves lined with white cotton with blue pin stripes, vertical slit pocket at the left breast.
Gallery Label: 
This coat is part of a uniform worn by Henry Wolff (1873-1950), when he served in the 108th Regiment of the New York National Guard during the time of the Spanish-American War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Henry Wolff
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group