Dress hat

Dress hat
Dress hat
Title
Dress hat
Date 
1900-1910
Medium 
Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 10 x 9 in. ( 10.2 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm )
Description 
Dress hat with dark blue wool felt crown with flat, circular top, yellow band edged with gold metallic cloth tape, and black patent leather visor with gold embroidered oak leaf and acorn sprays; embroidered front insignia consisting of a shield-breasted eagle surmounted by a banner and stars within a circular border; chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with insignia similar to type embroidered on front of hat.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Henry A. Ogden
Object Number 
1936.809
Marks 
embroidered: on front of hat: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM" maker's label: inside top of crown: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / 734 BROADWAY / NEW YORK."
Gallery Label 
Dress hats of this type were worn by U.S. Cavalry officers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group