Dress helmet with plume
Wool, cork, silk, cord, metal; horsehair
a (helmet): 6 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 7 1/8 in. (17.1 x 26.7 x 18.1 cm)
e (plume): 15 x 6 x 4 in. (38.1 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm)
Dress helmet made of black wool felt over cork; peaks in front and back, both angled downward; large metal shield-breasted eagle insignia on front with crossed cannon and number "1" in relief; braided gold cord suspended from hooks with shield-shaped mounts attached to sides and back of hat; gilded metal scale chin strap attached to buttons molded with crossed cannon attached at either side; black and yellow striped sweatband with quilting, and purple silk(?) lining inside of crown; red horsehair plume (missing holder).
Gift of Thomas H. Barber
in relief: on front insignia plate: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (on banner) and "1"
stamped in gold: inside crown: "ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL. / No. 519 B'WAY / NEW YORK / WARNOCK & Co."
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