Waistcoat

Waistcoat
Title
Waistcoat
Date 
Ca. 1862
Medium 
Wool, cotton, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 44.4 x 54.6 cm )
Description 
Dark blue or black wool 3-pocket hand made waistcoat; 3/4" open stand-up collar; 9 buttons down the front, buttons cast with shield-breasted eagle with "I" at the center; back made of brown twill-weave cotton, with 2 straps at the small of the back which fasten at the center to metal buckle with double-tongued chape; lined with white twill-weave cotton.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Bess Haring
Object Number 
1953.195b
Marks 
cast: center of each button: "I"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession record, this waistcoat is part of a uniform worn by Abram P. Haring, who served in the Civil War with Company G, 132nd New York Volunteers, from 1862-1865. Haring was wounded and out of action in 1865.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group