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Object Name: Dress trousers
Date: 1895-1898
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Medium: Wool, silk, cotton, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 x 14 1/4 x 47 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 36.2 x 120.6 cm )
Description: Black wool dress trousers with 1 1/2" white stripe down the side of each leg; 5 button fly, top 2 buttons fasten to the interior; 6 buttons around the waistband; right side horizontal slit watch pocket beneath the waistband, vertical slit pockets behind the stripes; 2 straps at the back beneath waistband, straps buckle at the center to rectangular metal buckle with double-tongued chape; waist area lined with white silk with blue pin stripes, as well as some cotton, pockets lined with white silk; all buttons are metal, unmarked.
Credit Line: Gift of Noah Bruford, 1932
Object Number: 1983b
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These dress trousers were worn by Noah Bruford when he was a color sergeant for the New York National Guard, 71st Infantry, in 1898.