Overall: 4 x 20 1/2 x 28 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 52.1 x 71.8 cm )
Dark blue wool Major's single-breasted coat with 2 1/8" closed stand-up collar (2 sets hooks and eyes), with Marjor's shoulder straps having a gold leaf on each end against a dark blue ground; closes down the front with 8 sets hooks and eyes, slit at each side at the hip; collar and outer edges trimmed with 2" flat black braiding, when fastened the 2 edges of braiding along the front meet; 4 panels on the back; dark (green?) twill-weave silk, vertical slit pocket on left breast, sleeves lined with white silk.
Gift of Major Edward Gilbert Schermerhorn
printed: on tag in breast pocket: "BROOKS BROTHERS, / BROADWAY / NEW YORK. / Date / No."
handwritten: on tag in breast pocket: "Maj E. G. Schermerhorn / 11-29-12 / 13398"
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