Coat

Coat
Coat
Title
Coat
Date 
1860-1870
Medium 
Wool, cotton, silk, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 27 3/4 x 31 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 70.5 x 79.4 cm )
Description 
Dark wool military dress coat with stand up collar, 5 metal New York State buttons, with double-breasted lace frogs flanking the buttons on the front and lacework at the bottom of each sleeve; each sleeve has 3 buttons; silk fabric tape trims the outer edges; inside lined with black silk.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Philip G. Schermerhorn
Object Number 
1958.123b
Marks 
embroidered: on tag, inside neck: "Brooks Bros / Broadway / New-York"
Gallery Label 
This jacket was worn by George S. Schermerhorn (1835-1926), a Lieutenant-Colonel of New York's 7th Regiment, National Guard. Schermerhorn was called into duty during New York City's Draft Riots in 1863, and it is possible that he wore this coat during that time. The 7th Regiment was formed in 1847 and was known as the "silk stocking regiment" because of its socially prominent membership.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group