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Dress hat

Dress hat
Dress hat
Dress hat
ca. 1899
Wool, other textile, leather
Overall: 4 x 9 x 8 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 22.9 x 21.6 cm )
Dress hat with soft, cylindrical, dark blue wool felt crown with gray band around base, and black leather visor; embroidered insignia consisting of a shield over crossed anchors with an eagle with outstretched wings above; chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape with leather backing, secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with an eagle perched on an anchor; brown leather sweatband and black silk lining.
Credit Line 
Gift of Irving Levy
Object Number 
maker's label: stitched inside top of crown: "J. M. LITCHFIELD & CO / MILITARY, - NAVY, / AND SOCIETY GOODS / SAN FRANCISCO / CAL."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group