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Dress helmet

Dress helmet
Title
Dress helmet
Date 
1880-1900
Medium 
Felt, cork, leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 11 1/8 x 7 3/8 in. ( 23.5 x 28.3 x 18.7 cm )
Description 
Summer dress helmet with white felt-covered cork crown with peaks in front and back, both angled downward; gilded metal button at lower edge on either side, with crossed cannon in relief and hooks suspended below; one hook with shield-shaped mount attached rear center; brass spike screw-mounted top center; missing front insignia plate, braided cords, and chin strap.
Credit Line 
Gift of Thomas H. Barber
Object Number 
1954.118f
Marks 
stamped in gold: on sweatband: "WARNOCK & CO. / 519 BROADWAY / N.Y."
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this dress helmet was worn by the donor's father, Colonel Thomas Henry Barber, 1st Regiment of Infantry, New York Volunteers, while on duty in Hawaii during the Spanish-American War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group