Dress hat

Object Number: 
Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Overall: 4 x 10 x 9 in. ( 10.2 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm )
embroidered: on front of hat: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM" maker's label: inside top of crown: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / 734 BROADWAY / NEW YORK."
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.
Gallery Label: 
Dress hats of this type were worn by U.S. Cavalry officers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Henry A. Ogden
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group