Wool, leather, metal, other textile
Overall: 5 x 11 x 10 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 27.9 x 26 cm )
Blue wool service cap with light blue ribbon band edged with gold metallic cloth tape, black patent leather visor, and chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape applied to leather backing; embroidered insignia representing the state seal of New York; buttons securing chin strap also embossed with New York State seal.
Gift of Major Sidney Gilder de Kay
maker's label: inside top of crown: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co / 734 BROADWAY / NEW YORK"
handwritten in ink: on paper label affixed to sweatband: "Capt. / De Kay"
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