Overcoat

Overcoat
Title
Overcoat
Date 
1915-1918
Medium 
Wool, horn
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 25 x 36 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 63.5 x 92.7 cm )
Description 
Olive drab wool militia officer's double-breasted overcoat (mackinaw); double collar with rounded corners; 4 buttons down each side of the front; 4 pockets onthe front with flaps which button closed; general's rank black sleeve knots; belt attached at the waist, with 2 buttons on the right, 2 buttonholes on the left; one panel on the back; unlined; found with 2 strap fragments in one of the pockets.
Credit Line 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth C. Miller
Object Number 
1951.503a-c
Marks 
embroidered: on label inside right front, near bottom: ""Klingmade" / MACKINAW / COLD, WIND & MOISTURE / RESISTING / KLING BROS. & CO. INC. / CHICAGO."
Gallery Label 
This mackinaw was worn by Colonel Willard C. Fisk during World War I, while in command of the 107th Infantry, 7th Regiment, New York National Guard.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group