Winter hat

Winter hat
Title
Winter hat
Date 
1940-1945
Medium 
Felt, fur, other textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 11 x 10 in. ( 16.5 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
Winter hat with soft gray felt crown and visor, ear flaps, and neck band lined with gray squirrel(?) fur; silver colored metal insignia with stylized eagle above a disk embossed with a swastika pins visor to front of crown; quilted gray textile lining.
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles Thomson
Object Number 
1945.496
Marks 
ink stamped: on lining: "57 / R.[D.?] Nr. Q / 0020"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this type of hat was used above all by German aviators during World War II, but was issued to all troops in winter campaigns. This example was sent to the donor by Sergeant James J. Treble, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group