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Object Name: Officer's dress coat
Date: 1885-1900
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Medium: Wool, silk, linen, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. ( 7 x 52.1 x 92.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Dark blue wool Paymaster General's double-breasted dress coat; 1 1/4" blue velvet closed stand-up collar (1 hook and eye), with metal attachments sewn to the shoulders to secure epaulettes, 1 loop on each shoulder near the outer edge just below epaulette; 4 sets of double buttons down each side; blue velvet closed false cuffs with 3 buttons at each wrist; 4 panels across the back of the bodice with 2 buttons near the center at the waistline, 1 button on each side of split skirt; 1 horizontal slit pocket inside left breast, metal clasp buckles on straps inside the waistline, coat lined with twill-weave silk, sleeves lined with white satin; all buttons cast with shield-breasted eagle, with 4 stars above, crest of stars below.
Object Number: INV.11353
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Marks: embroidered: on tag inside collar: "H. B. Barr" stamped: reverse of each button: "S. J. & CO. / LONDON"

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This dress coat was worn by Paymaster General William Smith.