Beaver, silk, braid, feathers, metal, wood
Overall: 3 x 20 3/8 x 13 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 51.8 x 34.3 cm )
printed: on lining: ". . . inani . . ."
in relief: on button: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM"
typewritten: on paper affixed to lid of case: "Uniform of the late / Dr. William H. Jackson / appointed Surgeon of the / 252 Regiment of Infantry / May 23, 1840. / Gift of
Flat-folding black beaver chapeau bras with black ostrich feather trim on edges of cock and fan; two bands of wide black ribbon extend diagonally from base of cock (front); cockade consisting of large black silk rosette with small gilded metal eagle at center, superimposed with loop of gold braid surrounding a button embossed with a shield-breasted eagle below banner inscribed "E PLURIBUS UNUM"; leather sweatband and white silk lining; plain wooden case with paper with typewritten inscription affixed to lid.
Gift of Miss Margaret A. Jackson
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