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Officer's coat

Officer's coat
Title
Officer's coat
Date 
1898
Medium 
Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 21 1/4 x 32 in. ( 7.6 x 54 x 81.3 cm )
Description 
Dark blue wool officer's single-breasted coat; 1 3/4" closed stand-up collar (one hook and eye), with "U.S.V." in etruscan embroidery finish at the corners of the collar flanked by Inspector General's insignia, with crossed sword and fasces encircled with crossed branches; shoulder straps with gold leaves at both ends against black ground; 8 sets of hooks and eyes down the front, hidden when fastened; closed sleeves, no cuffs; 2 panels on the back; shallow split at the side seams, split buttons closed from the inside; coat lined with dark green silk, sleeves lined with white silk, horizontal slit pocket at right breast, vertical slit pocket at left breast.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André
Object Number 
1948.139a
Marks 
printed: on label inside right breast pocket: "BROOKS BROTHERS, / BROADWAY, / NEW YORK. / Date / No." handwritten: on label inside right breast pocket: "Staff. / Maj. Genl. C. Webb / 5/14/98 / 25983." applied: corners of collar: "U. S. V." cast: on insignia on collar: "DROIT ET AVANT"
Gallery Label 
This coat is part of a uniform worn by G. Creighton Webb (1854-1948) in the Spanish-American War. The black shoulder straps and collar insignia identify him as a staff officer with the department of Inspector General, U.S. Volunteer Army.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group