A very interesting ephemeral item listing, in two columns, all the clothing and accessories needed to completely outfit a dragoon, with costs, including cap, coat, vest, overalls, frocks, trousers, gaithers, shirt, musician’s coat, stockings, socks, shoes, boots, blanket, stock and clasp, cockade and eagle, feather, and cloak. At the bottom it notes: “For the price of a Sergeant’s Clothes, add 10 per cent. To that of Privates- that is, for the Coats, Vests, overall and Shirts; the other garments being the same quality with those of the Privates”.
Although not dated, this sheet is very, very similar to a sheet of the costs of Infantry Clothing in the Ann S.K. Brown Collection at the John Hay Library, dated by the Library as 1800. Dragoons, mounted infantry, were used in the United States armed forces from 1776 to 1861.
Has absolutely noting to do with Swing Era Shoes, but is interesting nonetheless.