Civil War-era belt buckle from Point of Pines Plantation

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Point of Pines Plantation, American
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 1/4 × 3 5/16 × 1 1/4 in. (5.7 × 8.4 × 3.2 cm)
Type
buckles (strap accessories)
Place collected
Edisto Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, Sea Islands, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1860
Description
Union "US" Oval belt buckle. The metal buckle is oval shaped with the raised lettering on the front that reads [US]. There are three hooks on the back. Any backmarks that may have existed were worn away by the elements.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Communities
Emancipation
Freedom
Military
Slavery
United States Colored Troops
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Burnet Rhett Maybank, III
Object number
2015.92.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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