Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Overall: 4 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. ( 11.4 x 29.2 x 26 cm )
Dress hat with black wool felt crown with flat, oval top, black velvet band with oak leaves and acorns embroidered in gold metallic thread, and black patent leather visor with similar embroidered motif; gold embroidered insignia in the form of a shield-breasted eagle surmounted by a banner and a circle enclosing thirteen stars; chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape secured at either side by a button with insignia similar to type embroidered on front of hat.
Gift of Mrs. Robert Lee Bullard
embroidered: on front of hat: "E PLUR / UNUM" stamped in gold: on lining: "H. V. ALLIEN & CO. / 227 LEXINGTON AVE / NEW YORK" handwritten in pencil: on scrap of paper found tucked inside sweatband: "Gen Bullard / 2 E 86 St. New York"
According to the accession records, this hat was worn by the donor's late husband, Lt.-General Robert Lee Bullard (1861-1947). Various other parts of Lt.-General Bullard's dress uniform are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.