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Shoulder straps (pair)

Shoulder straps (pair)
Title
Shoulder straps (pair)
Date 
1863
Medium 
Silk, metal, wool
Dimensions 
overall (each): 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 1 x 3.2 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Pair of handmade Lieutenant's shoulder straps; dark blue velvet ground across the center with metal thread embroidered bars at each end and border around; lined with wool and burlap.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Leishman
Object Number 
1962.22c,d
Gallery Label 
These hand made shoulder straps were worn by David J. Pilsworth when he served with the 20th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops, 1863-1865.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group