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Trousers

Trousers
Title
Trousers
Date 
1855-1865
Medium 
Wool, cotton, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 43 in. ( 6.4 x 39.4 x 109.2 cm )
Description 
Dark blue wool baggy trousers, part of a 9th Volunteers of New York Zouave uniform; 5 buttonn fly, pleats beneath waistband at the front, vertical slit pockets at the side seams, red piping around the pockets; 2 straps at the small of the back which fasten at the center to rectangular metal buckle with double-tongued chape; waist lined with white cotton.
Object Number 
Z.3089
Gallery Label 
According to military expert William Brown, these trousers are part of a uniform worn by a member of 9th Volunteers of New York, also known as "Hawkins' Zouaves."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group