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Object Name: Officer's dress coat
Date: 1875-1925
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Medium: Wool, silk, metal, leather
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 x 17 x 28 in. ( 8.9 x 43.2 x 71.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Baltimore
Description: Dark blue short Naval Academy double-breasted dress coat, with 1 3/8" closed stand-up collar (1 hook and eye at the throat), trimmed on the outer edge with gilt lacing, with metal thread embroidered leaf insignia on each side, lined with dark blue velvet; 9 buttons down each side of the chest; closed false cuff sleeves with 3 buttons on each wrist, with red cord and gilt lacing band around each wrist; all buttons cast with eagle clutching an anchor in its talons, bodice buttons unmarked, cuff buttons with "Oehms" mark stamped; 4 panels at the back of the bodice; lined with black twill-weave silk, breast lightly padded and quilted, vertical slit pocket on the left breast, waistband lined with black leather, hook and eye at the waistline.
Credit Line: Gift of Irving Levy
Object Number: 1950.327a
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Marks: embroidered: on maker's label inside neck: "Oehm & Co. / Baltimore, Md" stamped: reverse of cuff buttons: "Oehms / (illeg.)" printed: on label inside breast pocket: "Oehm's Acme Hall / Name / Address / Register / Dept." handwritten: on label inside breast pocket: "E J Sadler / U. S. N. A. / 7139 / E"

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This U.S. Naval Academy dress coat was worn by E. J. Sadler.