Service cap

Service cap
Title
Service cap
Date 
1918-1922
Medium 
Wool, leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 x 10 in. ( 12.7 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
Olive drab wool service cap with brown leather visor and chin strap; button securing chin strap embossed with shield-breasted eagle surmounted by banner and starburst; front insignia missing.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. John B. Walker
Object Number 
1942.444g
Marks 
maker's label: inside top of crown: "BROOKS BROTHERS . . ." (inside circle)
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this cap belonged to Col. John B. Walker of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Col. Walker served as commanding officer, Base Hospital No. 116, A.E.F., during World War I, and as a consultant during demobilizatoin. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 1922. 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