Campaign hat

Campaign hat
Title
Campaign hat
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André
Object Number 
1948.142e
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: "JOHN B. STETSON & Co. / PHILADELPHIA / JONES & KELLER / TAMPA, FLA."
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this hat was worn by Colonel George Creighton Webb (1853-1948) in the Spanish-American War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group