Garrison cap

Garrison cap
Title
Garrison cap
Date 
1942-1945
Medium 
Wool, other textile
Dimensions 
folded: 5 x 11 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 29.2 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Olive drab wool garrison cap without trim.
Credit Line 
Gift of Frank L. Jackson
Object Number 
1945.522
Marks 
cloth label: stiched inside cap: "Size 7 3/8 / Mound City Cap Mfg. Co. / Incorporated / Cont. W-699-QM-15816 / DATED FEB. 7, 1942 / Spec. No. 8-114A Type I / DATED FEB. 19, 1941 / Stock No. -73-C-18186 / Phila. Q.M. Depot / . . . / Inspector"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this cap was worn by an American soldier stationed at Panama during World War II. Caps were worn without braid by enlisted personnel before being assigned to a unit. Also, braid was sometimes removed in theaters of operations to prevent identification of military units.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group