Service cap

Service cap
Title
Service cap
Date 
ca. 1919
Medium 
Wool, leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 10 x 9 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 25.4 x 24.8 cm )
Description 
Olive drab wool service cap with brown leather visor and chin strap; metal insignia in the form of a shield-breasted eagle surmounted by a banner and starburst, with Red Cross pin below; chin strap secured at either side by a button decorated with insignia similar to type on front of cap.
Credit Line 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Object Number 
1941.1201
Marks 
in relief: on front insignia: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, the donor served toward the end of World War I at U.S. Army General Hospital No. 5 and at U.S. Army General Hospital No. 41 in the capacity of major, in charge of Red Cross activities.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group