Officer's dress trousers
Wool, silk, linen, plastic, metal, ivory
Overall: 4 3/8 x 14 3/4 x 46 1/4 in. ( 11.1 x 37.5 x 117.5 cm )
Medium blue wool militia Captain's trousers with white wool stripe down the side of each leg; button fly with 3 plastic buttons and a tab to the left beneath the waistband to fasten to ivory button inside, waistband has metal hook and eye fastener, slit pockets behind strips on each each side, 2 rear pockets, 2 straps beneath waistband with rectangular metal buckle with double-tongued chape; waistband lined with white silk with blue pin stripes, interior ivory suspender buttons, pockets lined with white linen.
stamped: metal eye on right side of waistband: "CATCH-ON 1894" stamped: metal hook on left side of waistband: "B K / & Co / TRADE MARK" printed: on tag on reverse of left rear strp: "Browning King 7 Co., Custom Dept." handwritten: on tag reverse of left rear strap: "...De Kay 90843" embroidered: on tag inside waistband, right: "Capt / De Kay" handwritten: on inventory tag: "Holloway"
These dress trousers were part of a uniform worn by Captain Sidney Gilbert De Kay, who was in the New York State militia. The Society also owns the matching dress coat and sword belt to this uniform.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.