Army Major General D.K. Jackman's Vest

Description
This vest was worn by Army Major General D.K. Jackman. White wool vest with 9 small flat gilt buttons (held on with rings) down the front. Worn while marshall of a parade in Philadelphia while President Lincoln's body was lying in state. There is a pocket on each lower edge of the front and a small deep pocket on the upper left front. There is a large vest pocket on the inside right lining. The back is natural cotton. There is an adjustment strap with buckle. The lining is natural cotton.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
vest
associated date
1850
1865
associated person; user
Jackman, D. K.
Physical Description
off white (overall color)
wool (overall material)
brass (buttons material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 15 in; 68.58 cm x 38.1 cm
overall (padded): 24 in x 17 in x 2 in; 60.96 cm x 43.18 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AF*69783M
catalog number
69783M
accession number
273248
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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