Textile, leather, cord, feathers, metal
Overall: 5 1/2 x 15 7/8 x 7 in. ( 14 x 40.3 x 17.8 cm )
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown with black ostrich feathers covering top; black ribbon binding on edges of cock and fan; cockade in the form of a black silk rosette crossed diagonally by a band of thick, braided black cord secured at lower end by a gilded metal button with inscriptions, "EXCELSIOR / NYSA / NATIONAL GUARD," in relief; black patent leather sweatband and red satin lining.
in relief: on button: "EXCELSIOR / N Y S A [on banner] / NATIONAL GUARD"
maker's label: inside top of crown: "H. V. ALLIEN & CO. / MILITARY GOODS / NEW-YORK"
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