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Object Name: Officer's dress trousers
Date: 1894
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Medium: Wool, silk, linen, plastic, metal, ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 4 3/8 x 14 3/4 x 46 1/4 in. ( 11.1 x 37.5 x 117.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Medium blue wool militia Captain's trousers with white wool stripe down the side of each leg; button fly with 3 plastic buttons and a tab to the left beneath the waistband to fasten to ivory button inside, waistband has metal hook and eye fastener, slit pockets behind strips on each each side, 2 rear pockets, 2 straps beneath waistband with rectangular metal buckle with double-tongued chape; waistband lined with white silk with blue pin stripes, interior ivory suspender buttons, pockets lined with white linen.
Object Number: INV.11394b
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Marks: stamped: metal eye on right side of waistband: "CATCH-ON 1894" stamped: metal hook on left side of waistband: "B K / & Co / TRADE MARK" printed: on tag on reverse of left rear strp: "Browning King 7 Co., Custom Dept." handwritten: on tag reverse of left rear strap: "...De Kay 90843" embroidered: on tag inside waistband, right: "Capt / De Kay" handwritten: on inventory tag: "Holloway"

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These dress trousers were part of a uniform worn by Captain Sidney Gilbert De Kay, who was in the New York State militia. The Society also owns the matching dress coat and sword belt to this uniform.