Foreign costumes & uniforms

Collection ID:
De Peyster, J. Watts (John Watts), 1821-1907
Physical Description:
1 Album
40 leaves
all ill. (some col.)
28 cm.
A scrapbook of miscellaneous illustrations of European military uniforms, historical costumes, and some ecclesiastical architecture, featuring both engravings and original artwork (ink sketches and watercolor paintings).The uniforms, with examples from the Prussian, Hanoverian, Austrian, and other armies, date mostly from the first half of the 19th century. The historical costumes are chiefly from the early modern period, and are mostly Italian.

General note
General note
Gilt-stamped ownership label on spine: Brig. Gen. J.W. De Peyster; a mounted newsclipping from an unidentified source, listing the details of De Peyster's career, is mounted on the front free endpaper. DSI
General note
The first two leaves have the date "1866" handwritten in ink, probably by De Peyster; a few other brief ms. annotations appear in the margins throughout. DSI
General note
Each leaf is accompanied by a blank guard-sheet; some leaves have mounted or tipped-in illustrations; some illustrations are hand-colored.

Local Notes
Local Notes
SCDIRB copy 39088011475969 has a contemporary half-leather binding with brown embossed-cloth-covered boards, gilt-tooled spine, decorated endpapers, and brown sprinkled edges; re-backed

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Costume -- Europe -- Pictorial works Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Military uniforms -- Pictorial works Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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