Textile, leather, feathers, braid, metal
Overall: 5 1/8 x 16 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. ( 13 x 41.9 x 17.1 cm )
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown; cock and fan trimmed with black ostrich feathers and tied together with black ribbon on either side; loop of gold braid with red velvet-covered disk at center embroidered with superimposed "V," "C," and "7"; gilded metal button embossed with initials "NG" between branches of oak and laurel; gold bullion fringe at each corner; black leather sweatband and pink silk lining.
Gift of Reverend L. Humphrey Walz
embroidered: on cockade: "7VC" (superimposed)
in relief: on button: "NG"
printed: on lining: "HORSTMANN BROS. & ALLIEN / 7 BOND STREET. / NEW YORK."
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