Trousers

Trousers
Title
Trousers
Date 
1860-1880
Medium 
Wool, cotton, metal, ceramic
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 13 x 44 in. ( 3.8 x 33 x 111.8 cm )
Description 
Dark blue wool felt military trousers, with button fly at center front, with 7 black ceramic buttons, side slit pockets, adjustable waistline with metal buckle and strap at the back, inside lined with white and brown cotton; leg hems slightly longer at the back.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Philip G. Schermerhorn
Object Number 
1958.123c
Gallery Label 
This aglet was part of a military uniform worn by Lt. Col. George Stevens Schermerhorn (1835-1926), of the 7th Regiment, New York National Guard. The 7th Regiment was formed in 1847, and was known as the "silk stocking regiment" because of its socially prominent membership. Brooks Brothers served as a military outfitter for many years.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group