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Campaign hat

Object Number: 
1948.142e
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Felt, leather, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. ( 13.3 x 33.7 x 30.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on sweatband: "JOHN B. STETSON Co / PHILADELPHIA / BOSS RAW EDGE / KETTLE FINISH / MADE OF / REAL NUTRIA FUR" stamped: on sweatband: "IMPROVED SWEAT / TRADE MARK / 'THE FRAY' / RECD. OCT. 8th 1878. / PATENTD. JAN 1st 78" stamped: on sweatband:
Description: 
Gray felt campaign hat with deep center depression in crown and wide, soft brim; narrow silk ribbon band of matching color; two small circular holes punched in top and four triangular vents cut in sides for ventilation; leather sweatband.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this hat was worn by Colonel George Creighton Webb (1853-1948) in the Spanish-American War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group