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Trousers

Trousers
Title
Trousers
Date 
1898
Medium 
Cotton, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 12 x 44 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 30.5 x 112.4 cm )
Description 
Pair of camel-colored cotton canvas field service trousers (stripes removed); 5 button fly, 6 buttons around the waistband, diagonal slit pockets at the front of each hip; 2 straps at the small of the back which fasten at the center to metal buckle with double-tongued chape, right rear pocket.
Credit Line 
Gift of Captain Kurtz Eppley
Object Number 
1933.79c
Gallery Label 
This field service coat is 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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group