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Object ID 1932.020.004
Object Name Sash
Collection Political
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Meta Gilpin Kent
Date 1860
Description Hand-stitched, red wool pleated sash worn by Captain Daniel H. Kent (1835-1901) of Company F, Fourth Delaware Regiment, in the Lincoln-Hamlin victory parade in Wilmington in 1860. The upper part has a 52" circumference with four pleats and white silk trim at the shoulder that has a small 6/8" diameter pin badge depicting Lincoln's Vice-Presidential running mate, Hannibal Hamlin. There is a 4 1/2" diameter red, white, and blue silk rosette pinned to the center of the front side. The base of the sash is also trimmed in white silk and has two red wool tails of different lengths (one is 15" long and the other is 23 1/2" long). Both are edged with a band of 2 1/4" long fringe trim that is made from white cotton thread wrapped with gold wire.

Dimensions W-5 L-51 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest dimensions; the part that went around the torso has an overall circumference of 52"
Owned Daniel H. Kent
Used Daniel H. Kent
Subjects Clothing & dress
Parades & processions
Presidents
Presidential elections
People Kent, Daniel H.
Search Terms Civil War
Fourth Delaware Regiment
Sashes
Daniel H. Kent
Daniel Kent
Abraham Lincoln
Hannibal Hamlin
Parades
Wilmington
Nineteenth Century
Material Wool; silk trim
Event Lincoln-Hamlin victory parade