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Pillbox cap

Object Number: 
1958.123g
Date: 
1873-1884
Medium: 
Wool, silk, other textile, cord, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: on front of cap: "V / NG" in relief: on buttons: "NG" maker's label: inside top of crown: "[HO]RSTMANN BROS & . . . / 7BOND / NEW-YORK"
Description: 
Soft, brimless dark blue wool felt cap with a bright medium blue band with five horizontal stripes surrounding lower edge, and a circular red patch with "V/NG" embroidered in gold attached in front; chin strap of fine gold cord with two slides; gilded metal buttons embossed with initials "NG" secure chin strap at either side; quilted black silk lining.
Gallery Label: 
The cap, which was part of the uniform of the Veteran Corps of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, was worn by Lt.-Colonel George Stevens Schermerhorn (1835-1926). Various related uniform parts and accessories are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Philip G. Schermerhorn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group