Felt, leather, metal
Overall: 7 1/2 x 10 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 19 x 25.7 x 16.5 cm )
Shako with rigid, cylindrical, black felt-covered crown that is tapered and angled forward; flat black patent leather top and black patent leather visor which is thick and somewhat rectangular; black patent leather chin strap secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with crossed cannon; circular gilded metal insignia plate with border of alternating spears and cannon, and applied metal "7" on black enameled disk at center; white pompon.
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
printed paper label: affixed inside top of crown: "From / J. H. McKENNEY & CO. / (Successors to Baker & McKenney) / Manufacturers of and Dealers in / Military Goods, / 141 GRAND STREET, / NEW YORK."
handwritten in ink: on label described above: "E A Hoffman / Co. K 7th Regt"
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