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Hat

Hat
Title
Hat
Date 
1865-1880
Medium 
Wool, other textile, leather, braid, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 10 x 7 in. ( 8.9 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Hat (dress/undress?) with soft, cylindrical, dark blue wool felt crown with rigid, circular top with interlace pattern of gold braid; black leather visor which is rigid and somewhat rectangular; single strips of gold braid applied vertically on either side and on back of crown, and two parallel strips running horizontally around base; gilded metal New York State insignia pinned to front; chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape secured at either side by a button embossed with shield-breasted eagle; red leather sweatband and pink silk lining with drawstring.
Credit Line 
Gift of Thomas H. Barber
Object Number 
1954.125
Gallery Label 
The donor believed this hat to be post-Civil War, and possibly once owned by Stephen Van Rensselaer IV.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group