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Trousers

Trousers
Title
Trousers
Date 
ca. 1862
Medium 
Wool, cotton, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 16 x 44 in. ( 3.8 x 40.6 x 111.8 cm )
Description 
Hand-made medium blue wool kersey trousers with black piping down the side of each leg; 5 button fly; 4 buttons around the waist; horizontal slit watch pocket at the top lip of the waistband, pockets at each hip; no rear pockets, 2 straps at the back which fasten at the center to metal buckle with double-tongued chape; waist and pockets lined with white cotton.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Bess Haring
Object Number 
1953.195d
Marks 
stamped: buckle fram: "PATENT 1855"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession record, this waistcoat is part of a uniform worn by Abram P. Haring, who served in the Civil War with Company G, 132nd New York Volunteers, from 1862-1865. Haring was wounded and out of action in 1865.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group