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A=Coat: Black; bright gilt embroidery - elaborate foliate garland at high standing collar; deep cuffs, front, waist pockets, arms, back; heavily padded; white silk lining; gilt buttons; hook and eye closure - single breasted. B=Pants: Black with gilt trim (foliate garland) and braid along pant leg; straps at hem; button front; 2 pockets ( 1 at each side seam). C=Pants: Black; gilt braid with chevron pattern along length of pant leg; button front; hook and button at waist; buckle and strap closure and gusset of blue fabric at back; straps (under boots). D=Hat, Bicorne: Black with white ostrich feathers; black moire ribbon; gilt braid and ornament; one gilt button; rosette - red, white and blue; pleated silk lining and leather headband.
On Coat A: Embossed on buttons: ""E PLURIBUS UNUM"" with eagle, shield, olive twig; also: ""JOSEPH STARKEY LONDON 25 CONDUIT ST"" On Pants B: stamped on buttons: 3 different naives 1) ""MODE DE PARIS"" 2) ""DAVIES & SON, HANOVER ST"" 3) ""KAPLAIN & FILS - ST.PSBG"" 4) label: ""June 21, 1911 Danes & Son 19&20 HANOVER ST. His Excellency Curtis Guild"" On Pants C: Label on gusset: printed in Russian. Stamped on button: ""MODE DE PARIS"" On Hat D: label on hat lining: in Russian - gold lettering with ""1858"" Stamped on gilt button: ""E PLURIBUS UNUM"" with eagle and shield and ""H.V. ALLIEN & CO, NY & LONDON.
London, England; Paris, France
Massachusetts (United States)
Title Court Hat Accession Number 1936.582D
Title Coat & Waistcoat - uniform? Accession Number 1936.583AB