Textile, leather, feathers, metal
Overall: 2 1/4 x 19 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 50.2 x 27.3 cm )
maker's label: inside top of crown: "ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL / No 519 B'WAY / NEW YORK / WARNOCK & Co."
in relief: on button: "ORDNANCE CORPS"
in relief: on banner above eagle: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
painted/stamped?: on bottom of case: "J. McA, / U. S. A."
Flat-folding black beaver (textile) chapeau bras with crest lined with black ostrich feathers; bands of ribbon extend diagonally from base on either side, framing on front a cockade consisting of a vertical, capsule-shaped "loop" with gilded metal shield-breasted eagle centered above a button with inscription, "ORDNANCE CORPS," in relief on circular belt superimposed on crossed cannon; gold bullion fringe at each corner; brown leather sweatband and rose silk lining; in shaped brown leather case lined with beige and brown printed textile.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Janeway
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