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Object Name: Epaulets
Date: 1840-1865
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Medium: Metal, textile
Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. ( 10.2 x 19 x 14.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Pair of officer's epaulets; rigid, gold lace-covered strap without button; gilded brass crescent surrounding domed circular patch with "22" embroidered in black on medium blue wool ground at center and embroidered border with diagonal stripes; two layers of gold bullion fringe, the outermost measuring approximately 3 1/4 inches in length and 1/4 inch in diameter; padded yellow silk lining and elongated metal hook fastener.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry Torrance, 1932
Object Number: INV.8298ab
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Marks: handwritten in ink: on tag found with epaulets: "Pair of Epaulets worn by / Capt. Thomas Fisher, / uncle of the donor. / Mrs. Henry Torrance / April 27, 1932" and "Museum Accession / No. 1885" (on reverse) embroidered: on circular patch: "22"

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A note found with these epaulets indicates that they were worn by Captain Thomas Fisher, uncle of the donor.