Waist belt

Waist belt
Title
Waist belt
Date 
1914-1918
Medium 
Leather, brass, cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 49 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. ( 125.7 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
Leather, brass, and cotton waist belt; stitched brown leather with brass swivel snap and S-link chain suspended from sliding leather frog at left side of belt, brass loop on left side suspending sling with holes at end that fastens to brass buckle at end of another sling suspended from far left, and buckle at left end of belt that fastens to holes on right end; stamped number on back of left sling.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. John H. Marsching, 1948
Object Number 
INV.12022h
Marks 
stamped: left sling back: "40"
Gallery Label 
According to an attached label, this waist belt was part of a uniform worn by Major John H. Marsching during World War I.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group