Hat

Hat
Title
Hat
Date 
1942-1944
Medium 
Textile, leather, metal, enamel
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 27 x 19 cm )
Description 
Blue (now faded to purple) textile hat with soft cylindrical crown with flat top, and rigid, horizontal visor with rounded edge; chin strap of knotted blue cord secured at either side by a plain metal button; circular metal insignia pin with design in red, white, and blue enamel consisting of initials "CD" inside a triangle inscribed in a circle; brown leather sweatband and brown (synthetic?) textile lining.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Mayor's Committee
Object Number 
1946.89c
Marks 
printed: on paper in plastic sleeve stitched inside top of crown: "Mrs. John Adikes" handwritten in ink: on paper described above: "84-36 Marcham Rd / Jamaica Estates / L. I. N. Y." enameled: on insignia pin: "CD"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this hat was part of the uniform worn in New York City by the Civilian Defense Volunteer Organization, 1942-1945.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group