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Dress hat

Object Number: 
1971.94
Date: 
ca. 1902
Medium: 
Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 11 x 10 3/8 in. ( 10.2 x 27.9 x 26.4 cm )
Marks: 
relief(?): on front insignia: "UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / 1898-1902" relief: on from insignia: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (on banner)
Description: 
Dress hat with blue wool crown with flat, circular top and black patent leather visor; gilded metal insignia in the form of a shield-breasted eagle surmounted by a cross with "UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / 1898-1902" inscribed within borders of circular frame at center; chin strap of gold metallic cloth tape secured at either side by a button embossed with cross emblem similar to type referred to above.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this hat belonged to Harry Nieman, brother-in-law of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Mamie R. Nieman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group