Dress Shirt Belonging to John Lord, Gunner, USN

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Title

Dress Shirt Belonging to John Lord, Gunner, USN

Subject

Dress shirt for the uniform of Gunner John Lord

Description

This dress shirt is similar to one worn by Gunner John Lord while serving in the United States Navy during the Second Barbary War. The shirt was a symbol of Lord's status as a warrant officer in the Navy that gave him more prestige and professionalism than an ordinary seaman.

Source

U.S.S. Constitution Museum: Charlestown, MA
https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/collections-history/art-and-artifacts/textiles/john-lord-dress-shirt/

Publisher

U.S.S. Constitution Museum: Charlestown, MA

Date

Late 1820s

Citation

“Dress Shirt Belonging to John Lord, Gunner, USN,” HST 325 - U.S. Foreign Relations to 1914 (MSU), accessed August 5, 2020, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/usforeignrelations/items/show/383.