Service cap

Service cap
Title
Service cap
Date 
1920-1941
Medium 
Wool, leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 12 x 11 in. ( 14.6 x 30.5 x 27.9 cm )
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; buttons securing chin strap decorated with similar motif.
Credit Line 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Object Number 
1967.79
Marks 
maker's label: inside top of crown: ". . . / Brooks Brothers / NW YORK / BOSTON" stamped in gold: on sweatband: "L. T. M." business card: in plastic sleeve stitched inside top of crown: "LINCOLN T. MILLER / FIRST LIEUTENANT / 207TH C. A. (A. A.)" in relief: on insignia: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this cap was worn by First Lieutenant Lincoln T. Miller of the 207th Coast Artillery. Miller's overcoat, which he wore as a major, is also in the N-YHS Collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group