Forage cap

Object Number: 
INV.7506
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 9 3/4 x 7 in. ( 7.6 x 24.8 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
maker's label: inside top of crown: "CHARLES OAKFORD & SON. / CONTINENTAL HOTEL / PHILADELPHIA. / COLOR WARRANTED"
Description: 
"Chasseur pattern" dark blue wool felt forage cap; black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; soft crown with circular, countersunk top; black leather chin strap secured at either side by a button embossed with shield-breasted eagle (with "I" in relief at center of shield).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group