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Trousers

Object Number: 
1933.79b
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Cotton, wool, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 11 3/4 x 41 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 29.8 x 105.4 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: inside waistband: "Spanish-American War 1898. Kurtz Eppley. "Rough Riders."
Description: 
Pair of khaki-colored cotton canvas field service trousers with 1" yellow wool felt stripe down the side of each leg; 4 button fly, 6 buttons around the waistband, a pocket at the front of each hip with flaps that button closed, legs reinforced from the pockets to below the knees; 2 straps at the small of the back which fasten at the center to metal buckle with double-tongued chape, 2 rear pockets with flaps that button closed, seat reinforced.
Gallery Label: 
These trousers are part of a uniform worn by Capt. Kurtz Eppley when he served in the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (Roosevelt's Rough Riders), in the Spanish-American War. This uniform is an example of the Army's first khaki "issue," as well as the first instance when a uniform was referred to as "field service."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Captain Kurtz Eppley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group