7th New York dress cap
Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Overall: 4 x 11 x 10 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 27.9 x 26 cm )
Dress hat with dark blue wool crown with flat, circular top and black patent leather visor; gilded metal insignia in the form of a grenade above a banner mounted on a red textile ground on front of hat; "7" painted in black enamel on body of grenade; chin strap of gold metallic cloth tape secured at either side by a button embossed with New York State National Guard insignia.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth C. Miller
maker's label: inside top of crown: "RIDABOCK & COMPANY / 251 FIFTH AVE / COR. OF 28TH. / TRADE MARK / NEW YORK"
handwritten in ink: on cloth label stitched inside top of crown: "CAPT. W. M. HAMILTON"
painted: on front insignia: "7"
in relief: on front insignia: "PRO PATRIA / ET GLORIA" (on banner)
in relief: on buttons: "EXCELSIOR / NYS / NATIONAL GUARD"
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