Sunday, August 14, 2011

That Cantiniere Uniform

While I couldn't get good photos of the Smithsonian's Cantiniere uniform as displayed I do have older photos of the outfit from other sources. It's displayed with man's Union Army issue trousers and unfortunately has no detailed provenance on display.

 The cuffs and collar have sewn on lace that might not be original. It definitely looks like it went on a corseted waist.

The pocket detail is decoration only and is not a functioning pocket.


  1. Thank you for photos! Very interesting! The outfit is very similar to second empire's french cantiniere.

  2. tarrri. It might be a French import or copied from the French style. It's NOT the Zouave jacket that Mary Tepe wore.