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Campaign hat

Campaign hat
Title
Campaign hat
Date 
1898
Medium 
Felt, leather, silk, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 13 x 12 1/4 in. ( 14.6 x 33 x 31.1 cm )
Description 
Gray felt campaign hat with deep center depression in crown and wide, soft brim; silk ribbon band of matching color; pinpoint ventilation holes punched in the shape of a star (one on either side); gilded metal insignia with crossed sabers below number "1" and above letter "D" pinned to front; leather sweatband and chin cord.
Credit Line 
Gift of Captain Kurtz Eppley
Object Number 
1933.78
Gallery Label 
The insignia attached to this hat is that of Troop D, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders). According to the accession records, the hat was made by United Hatters of North America.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group