Hat: busby cap; lancer unit; late 19th C.
Wool, fur, leather, cord, metal, velvet
Overall: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 14 x 24.1 cm )
Bell crown busby with black astrakhan fur on sides and yellow wool top with point folded over and secured with a button on right side; long yellow hat cord attached to loops at center back and left side; gilded metal crossed saber insignia and black velvet-covered oval device with embroidered "A" attached in front; metal scale chin strap with black leather backing secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with crossed sabers; leather half-lining with cord lacing.
Gift of Abel I. Smith
maker's label: affixed inside top of crown: "[WARNOCK] UNIFORM CO. / [19 and 21] WEST 31st ST., N.Y."
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