Dress gloves and leaflet from George Armstrong Custer's coat pocket

Dress gloves and leaflet from George Armstrong Custer's coat pocket

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Description (Brief)
One pair of white dress gloves and a leaflet from the unveiling ceremony for the Detroit Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, found in George Armstrong Custer's frock coat pocket. The white cotton gloves and leaflet, dated April 9, 1872, were discovered by United States National Museum staff in Custer's coat after its accession to the museum's collection in 1912.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Gloves, Pair of
Other Terms
Gloves, Pair of; Handwear; Man; Army
associated date
1873 - 1876
Associated Date
associated person
Custer, George Armstrong
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
white (gloves color)
cotton (gloves material)
paper (leaflet material)
printed (leaflet production method/technique)
overall (as stored): 10 in x 14 in x 1 in; 25.4 cm x 35.56 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Civil War memorialization
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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