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Image of C01.3189, Uniform: front view
front view

Image of C01.3189, Uniform: 3/4 front view
3/4 front view

Image of C01.3189, Uniform: side view
side view

Image of C01.3189, Uniform: back view of jacket
back view of jacket

Image of C01.3189, Uniform: 3/4 front view of cap
3/4 front view of cap

Image of C01.3189, Uniform: detail of sash
detail of sash

Image of C01.3189, Uniform: portrait of Max Schmidt
portrait of Max Schmidt

Image of C01.3189, Uniform: Max Schmidt and his ”Band White and Gold”
Max Schmidt and his ”Band White and Gold”

Image of C01.3189, Uniform: postcard, Max Schmidt
postcard, Max Schmidt

Image of C01.3189, Uniform: Max Schmidt (at right), Midland Beach, Staten Island, 1927
Max Schmidt (at right), Midland Beach, Staten Island, 1927

Object NameUniform
Alternate NameBand Uniform
Dateca. 1900-1930
DescriptionMan’s 2-piece bandleader uniform of cream wool. Consists of jacket and pants with extensive gold soutache braiding. Jacket has a standing collar and white braid trim down the front opening and around the hem. Shoulders have rectangular epaulets with the word ”Director” in coiled metallic wire (purl). White braid chevrons at cuffs. Pants have button fly front closure. White braid trim down the sides of the pant legs, with soutache braiding on each side of the trim and on the front of the pants. Matching cap has short cylindrical crown with slanted top and white plastic visor. White velvet band around crown has applied gold metallic coiled wire decoration of an American eagle and shield with ”E PLURIBUS UNUM” embroidered in a banner, and a leaf and acorn pattern on either side of the eagle. Brown ribbon band above the visor is attached with a copper button at each end. Brown leather headband. A related satin ribbon sash is marked ”Max Schmidt’s / ’Band White & Gold’ / 1906.”
(Keywords: Fashion, Music, Bands, Performer, Early Twentieth Century, Accessory, Hat, New York)
AcquisitionGift of Mrs. Walter S. Carell
Ownership and HistoryThis bandleader’s outfit was presented to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1963 by the daughter of Max Schmidt, its original owner. Max Schmidt and his ”Band White and Gold” were popular entertainers at Midland Beach, Staten Island in the early 1900s.
Earliest Date1900
Latest Date1930
SubjectsClothing & dress
 Musicians
 Band uniforms
Lexicon Sub-categoryClothing -- Outerwear
Associated PeopleSchmidt, Max
Catalog NumberC01.3189
Support AcknowledgmentOnline Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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Imagefront view
 3/4 front view
 side view
 back view of jacket
 3/4 front view of cap
 detail of sash
 portrait of Max Schmidt
 Max Schmidt and his ”Band White and Gold”
 postcard, Max Schmidt
 Max Schmidt (at right), Midland Beach, Staten Island, 1927
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Historic Richmond Town
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