Wool, cotton, metal
Overall: 2 x 17 1/2 x 49 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 44.4 x 125.7 cm )
Dark blue wool trousers with 1 3/4" gilt stripe along the side of each leg; 6 button fly, top 2 buttons fasten on the inside; 6 buttons around with waistband, a horizontal pocket at the front of each hip; 2 straps at the back which fasten at the center with rectangular metal buckle with double-tongued chape; waist and pockets lined with cotton.
Gift of Mrs. John Jay Ide
handwritten: inside, on right pocket lining: "33 3 / Lt G E Ide / Jany 5 75 QM" stamped: on buckle frame: "PARIS"
These trousers are part of a uniform worn by George Elmore Ide, who served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1861-1881.
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