Wool, silk, metal, plastic
Overall: 2 x 21 x 30 in. ( 5.1 x 53.3 x 76.2 cm )
stamped: reverse of each button: "WATEBURY BUTTON CO."
embroidered: inside, on label below left breast pocket: "John Wanamaker"
embroidered: inside, on label below right breast pocket: "THIS LABEL IDENTIFIES A GARMENT MADE / & SOLD UNDER AUTHORITY OF
Dark blue or black wool double-breasted lieutenant's Navy uniform coat; double collar and lapels; 3 buttons down each side of the front, all buttons cast with eagle clutching an arrow over 3 cannon balls, horizontal slit left breast pocket, a horizontal pocket at each hip; closed sleeves (no cuffs), 2 bands of gilt lacing around each wrist, with 5-pointed star above; back in 2 panels; coat lined with black twill-weave silk, sleeves lined with white silk, horizontal slit breast pockets on each side on the inside.
Gift of Abel I. Smith, Jr.
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