Dress hat

Object Number: 
1954.124
Date: 
1895-1915
Medium: 
Wool, leather, satin, cord, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 10 x 8 in. ( 8.9 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
maker's label: inside top of crown: "THE WARNOCK UNIFORM CO. / ESTABLISHED 1838 / TRADE MARK / 19 & 21 WEST 31ST ST. / NEW YORK" stamped in gold: on sweatband: "REAL RUSSIA LEATHER / WARNOCK CO. / N. Y." in relief: on buttons: "I" (at center of shield)
Description: 
Dress hat with soft, cylindrical, dark blue wool felt crown with same color band around base, and black leather visor; shield-breasted eagle embroidered on front; cord chin strap with two slides, secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with shield-breasted eagle (shield with "I" in relief); brown leather sweatband and black satin lining.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this hat belonged either to the donor or to his father, Thomas Henry Barber (1844-1905), both of whom served in the National Guard New York. This type of cap was introduced in 1895, and the embroidered eagle was worn by all officers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas H. Barber
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group