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Forage cap

Forage cap
Forage cap
Title
Forage cap
Date 
1893-1899
Medium 
Wool, other textile, leather, braid, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 24.1 x 15.9 cm )
Description 
"Chasseur pattern" gray wool felt forage cap; black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; soft crown with circular, countersunk top with black braid applied around outer edge; vertical strips of braid applied center front, center back, and on either side of crown; black felt band around base of cap with braid on upper edge and metal numeral "7" attached to center front; chin strap buttons embossed with initials "N.G." between branches of oak and laurel (chin strap missing); black leather sweatband and black silk lining.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Charles MacKubin Lefferts
Object Number 
1923.92a
Marks 
maker's label: inside top of crown: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / 734 BROADWAY / NEW YORK" printed/handwritten: on cloth label stitched inside top of crown: "Co "K" / C. M. LEFFERTS / #6 / 34" in relief: on buttons: "N.G." metal numeral: pinned to front of cap: "7"
Gallery Label 
This cap was worn by the donor, who enlisted as a private in Co. K, 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, in November 1893, and was Honorably Discharged six years later, on November 3, 1899.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group