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Object Name: Shoulder knots (pair)
Date: 1889-1892
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Medium: Metal, silk, wool
Dimensions: Each: 1 1/2 × 3 3/4 × 6 1/2 in. (3.8 × 9.5 × 16.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Pair of gold shoulder knots with a metal thread embroidered star and "I.D." at the shoulder end, buttons cast with shield-breasted eagle at the collar end; reverse lined with dark blue wool felt, with metal hinged fasteners and hook.
Credit Line: Gift of Thomas Henry Barber
Object Number: 1954.117cd
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Marks: embroidered: obverse, center of each end: "I.D." incised: reverse, on hinged fastener: "RIDABOCK & CO. / FORMERLY / BAKER & McKENNEY / NEW YORK"

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These shoulder knots are part of a dress uniform worn by Thomas Henry Barber (1844-1905) when he served as Inspector General for the State of New York, 1889-1892. The Society also owns the other items to this uniform.