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Jodhpurs

Jodhpurs
Title
Jodhpurs
Date 
1917-1918
Medium 
Wool, cotton, plastic
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 15 1/2 x 41 in. ( 5.1 x 39.4 x 104.1 cm )
Description 
Pair of camel-colored wool jodhpurs; double fly, 6 buttons down the center, 4 buttons on an extension to the left, which fastens to a cotton tab inside; 7 belt loops around the waistband; horizontal slit right side watch pocket beneath waistband, vertical slit pockets at the side seams, diagonal slit rear pockets; lacing at the sides of the calves, with 3 buttons at the bottom; waistband and pockets lined with white cotton.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. John B. Walker
Object Number 
1942.444b
Marks 
impressed: on face of each fly button: "BROOKS BROTHERS"
Gallery Label 
These jodhpurs were worn by Dr. John B. Walker, while he served as a colonel in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army during World War I. He was commanding officer of Base Hospital No. 116, Army Expeditionary Forces, and later consultant to the government during demobilization. He was awarded a distinguished service medal in 1922 for his work "standardizing and supervising the treatment of the wounded suffering from gun-shot fractures."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group