7th N.Y. dress helmet; 1883-1888
Wool, cork, cotton, leather, metal
Overall: 10 x 11 x 6 1/4 in. ( 25.4 x 27.9 x 15.9 cm )
Summer dress helmet made of white wool felt over cork; peaks in front and back, both angled downward; gilded metal insignia of the 7th Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y., attached in front; brass spike attached to top; greenish yellow leather sweatband and light brown cotton twill lining; narrow light brown leather chin strap.
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
in relief and intaglio: on front insignia plate: "PRO PATRIA ET GLORIA / 7"
stamped: inside top of crown: "J. H. McKENNEY & Co. / 141 GRAND ST. N.Y."
handwritten in red: inside crown: "1803"
handwritten in black: inside crown: "S. V. HOFFMAN / Co. K"
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