Forage cap

Forage cap
Forage cap
Title
Forage cap
Date 
1899-1909
Medium 
Wool, other textile, leather, braid, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 9 3/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 7 x 23.8 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
"Chasseur pattern" gray wool felt forage cap; black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; soft crown with circular, countersunk top with black braid adjacent to edge; vertical strips of black braid on center front, center back, and either side of crown, joining a horizontal strip lining upper edge of black felt band at base of crown; gilded metal numeral "7" pinned to front of cap; chin strap made of narrow black cloth tape joined at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with initials "NG" centered between branches of laurel; brown leather sweatband and black textile lining.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1932.163
Marks 
gilded metal pin: on front of cap: "7" in relief: on buttons; "NG" maker's label: inside top of crown: "RIDABOCK & COMPANY / TRADE MARK / NEW YORK / 112 FOURTH AVE / 2 DOORS BELOW 12TH ST." handwritten in ink: on owner's label stitched inside top of crown: "HOFFMAN K 95"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this cap was worn by the donor as a member of Company K, 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group