Wool, other textile, leather, cord, metal
Overall: 3 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. ( 8.9 x 27 x 19 cm )
embroidered: on front of cap: "187/GAR"
maker's label: inside top of crown: "R. Streckert / . . . HATTER / . . . [MAN]HATTAN AVE. / [B]ROOKLYN"
"Chasseur pattern" dark blue wool felt cap; black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; soft crown with circular, countersunk top; embroidered front insignia with "187/GAR" framed by branches of laurel; chin strap made of knotted gold cord secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with shield-breasted eagle; brown leather sweatband and black textile lining.
Gift of Mrs. Arthur Richter
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