Forage cap

Forage cap
Title
Forage cap
Date 
1895-1902
Medium 
Wool, other texitle, leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 10 1/8 x 7 5/8 in. ( 11.4 x 25.7 x 19.4 cm )
Description 
Forage cap with soft, oval, dark blue wool felt crown with two ventilation holes with grommets on either side, and black patent leather visor; black patent leather chin strap secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with shield-breasted eagle; brown leather sweatband and black textile lining.
Object Number 
X.192
Gallery Label 
U.S. Army enlisted men of 1895-1902 wore this style of undress cap with appropriate metal branch insignia (see "Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms," p. 530).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group