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Service cap

Service cap
Title
Service cap
Date 
1914-1917
Medium 
Wool, leather, metal, other textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 x 11 x 10 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 27.9 x 26 cm )
Description 
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 
1932.169a
Marks 
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