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Forage cap

Object Number: 
Wool, other textile, leather, braid, metal
Overall: 3 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 24.1 x 15.9 cm )
maker's label: inside top of crown: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / 734 BROADWAY / NEW YORK" printed/handwritten: on cloth label stitched inside top of crown: "Co "K" / C. M. LEFFERTS / #6 / 34" in relief: on buttons: "N.G." metal numeral: pinned to front of cap
"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 applied around outer edge; vertical strips of braid applied center front, center back, and on either side of crown; black felt band around base of cap with braid on upper edge and metal numeral "7" attached to center front; chin strap buttons embossed with initials "N.G." between branches of oak and laurel (chin strap missing); black leather sweatband and black silk lining.
Gallery Label: 
This cap was worn by the donor, who enlisted as a private in Co. K, 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, in November 1893, and was Honorably Discharged six years later, on November 3, 1899.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Charles MacKubin Lefferts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group