Service cap

Object Number: 
1967.78
Date: 
1918-1940
Medium: 
Wool, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 12 x 10 in. ( 14 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on insignia plate: "E / PLURIBUS / UNUM" (on banner above shield-breasted eagle) maker's label: inside top of crown: "LUNINE'S INC. / MILITARY OUTFITTERS / 243 W. 42ND ST. / NEW YORK CITY"
Description: 
Olive drab wool service cap with brown leather visor and chin strap; gilded metal insignia plate consisting of shield-breasted eagle below banner and starburst; button securing chin strap decorated with similar motif.
Gallery Label: 
The insignia on this cap appears to be that of the Detached Enlisted Men's List (DEML), a classification created after World War I for enlisted men who had previously been identified by various other insignia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group