Linen, metal, mother of pearl
Overall: 1 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 24 in. ( 3.8 x 47.6 x 61 cm )
White linen waistcoat with 2 1/2" open stand-up collar, with 5 artillery buttons down the front cast with eagle perched on a cannon; 4 pockets on the front; 2 straps on the back at the waist, left strap has a mother of pearl button and a buttonhole; lined with white linen, with horizontal placket pocket at the right breast.
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
stamped: reverse of metal buttons: "H V ALLIEN & CO."
This waistcoat was worn by George A. Zabriskie (1868-1954), a descendent of Albert Zabriskie who came from Poland in 1662 to settle in New Amsterdam. During World War I, George served as adviser to the government on the commodities of flour and sugar. He became a life member of the Society in 1920, was elected treasurer in 1929, and was chosen president in 1939. The Society also owns other pieces of this uniform.
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