Overall: 7 x 10 x 6 3/4 in. ( 17.8 x 25.4 x 17.1 cm )
printed paper label: affixed inside top of crown: "From / JOHN A. BAKER, / Manufacturer and Dealer in / Military Goods. / 63 Walker Street, / NEW-YORK."
handwritten in ink: on label described above: "I. R. Lane / 8 Co. N.G."
Shako with rigid, cylindrical black felt crown that is tapered and angled forward; flat black patent leather top and patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; black patent leather chin strap secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with crossed cannon; gilded metal National Guard N.Y. shield affxed center upper edge of front; leather lining with lacing; pompon and front insignia plate missing.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth C. Miller
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