Wool, silk, metal
Overall: 3 x 21 x 42 in. ( 7.6 x 53.3 x 106.7 cm )
Dark blue wool officer's double-breasted tailcoat with double collar and lapels; fabric loops at the shoulders for epaulettes; 3 buttons down each side at the front; closed sleeves (no cuffs), 4 bands of gilt lacing around each wrist with a star above; 4 panels across the back of the bodice, 2 buttons near the center at the waistline, a button at the bottom of each tail; buttons cast with an eagle perched on an anchor above 3 cannon balls; lined with black silk.
Gift of Mrs. John Jay Ide
This tailcoat is part of a Naval uniform worn by George Elmore Ide, who served as a Lieutenant from 1861-1881.
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