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    Indian Police Coat, Badge, and Portrait. Unidentified, but with a framed oval portrait of the wearer, c. 1900. The coat is the U. S. Army 1876 enlisted man's 5-button undress blouse, or sack coat, 30" overall length. The 1876 blouse was provided as military surplus to reservation and Indian agency police from the 1880s until after the turn of the century. The 3" nickel-silver badge is designed as a five-pointed star cut-out within a ½" ring. The ring bears the designation "SPECIAL" (top) "POLICE" (bottom). The star is stamped with the badge number "2". Both coat and badge are in very good to excellent condition.

    The wearer's photograph is hand-colored, contained within a domed metallic frame, glass intact, 19"x 13". Though the wearer is unknown, the image and the badge are so distinctive that time and research may yield a name and place. Altogether, this is a unique set.

    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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