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Garrison cap

Object Number: 
1945.522
Date: 
1942-1945
Medium: 
Wool, other textile
Dimensions: 
folded: 5 x 11 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 29.2 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
cloth label: stiched inside cap: "Size 7 3/8 / Mound City Cap Mfg. Co. / Incorporated / Cont. W-699-QM-15816 / DATED FEB. 7, 1942 / Spec. No. 8-114A Type I / DATED FEB. 19, 1941 / Stock No. -73-C-18186 / Phila. Q.M. Depot / . . . / Inspector"
Description: 
Olive drab wool garrison cap without trim.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this cap was worn by an American soldier stationed at Panama during World War II. Caps were worn without braid by enlisted personnel before being assigned to a unit. Also, braid was sometimes removed in theaters of operations to prevent identification of military units.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank L. Jackson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group