Service cap

Service cap
Service cap
Wool, leather, metal, other textile
Overall: 5 x 11 x 10 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 27.9 x 26 cm )
Blue wool service cap with light blue ribbon band edged with gold metallic cloth tape, black patent leather visor, and chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape applied to leather backing; embroidered insignia representing the state seal of New York; buttons securing chin strap also embossed with New York State seal.
Credit Line 
Gift of Major Sidney Gilder de Kay
Object Number 
maker's label: inside top of crown: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co / 734 BROADWAY / NEW YORK" handwritten in ink: on paper label affixed to sweatband: "Capt. / De Kay"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this cap was worn by the donor as a captain in the 12th Regiment, National Guard New York. Various other parts of his uniform are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group