Overall: 2 1/2 x 19 x 27 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 48.3 x 69.8 cm )
Dark blue wool open Zouave jacket; no collar; inner edge of jacket front is curved at the throat and curves back at the bottom; 22 half-sphere metal buttons along the inside edge on each side, from neck to bottom curve (buttons do not fasten); closed sleeves (no cuffs); light blue lacing around outer edges, in scroll design on each side of the front, and in geometric knots at the bottom of the sleeves and at the back of the neck; back in 4 panels; jacket unlined.
Gift of Mr. A. J. Rolff
According to the accession record, the donor believes that this Zouave jacket may have been worn by a member of a Massachusetts regiment. A small photo of the original owner wearing the jacket given along with the jacket, the the soldier's identity is unknown.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.