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Forage cap

Forage cap
Title
Forage cap
Date 
1860-1890
Medium 
Wool, other textile, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 26.7 x 18.4 cm )
Description 
"Chasseur pattern" blue wool forage cap; soft crown with circular, countersunk top; black patent leather visor, which is flat and somewhat rectangular; embroidered insignia with "96 / GAR" framed by branches of laurel; narrow chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with monogram "GAR."
Object Number 
INV.10307
Marks 
embroidered: on front of cap: "96 / GAR" in relief: on buttons: "GAR" printed: on lining: ". . . / . . . / No 77 10TH AVE / N.Y."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group