Textile, leather, feathers, metal
folded: 5 3/4 x 16 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 14.6 x 42.5 x 3.2 cm )
Flat-folding black beaver (textile) chapeau bras with two wide bands of black ribbon extending diagonally from lower edge on either side; black silk rosette with gold metallic cloth "loop" secured by gilded metal button with eagle insignia above the word "EXCELSIOR" in relief; brown and black ostrich feather plumes; gold bullion fringe at each corner.
Gift of Miss Clara and Miss Jacqueline Overton
in relief: on button: "EXCELSIOR"
maker's label: inside top of crown: "SHANNON, MILLER & CRANE / 46 MAIDEN LANE / NEW YORK"
stamped in gold: on sweatband: "Patented / June 15, 1875."
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