Wool, other textile, patent leather, metal
Overall: 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. ( 14 x 26.7 x 17.1 cm )
embroidered: on front: "U.S."
maker's label: inside top of crown: "ST NICHOLAS HOTEL / No. 519 B-WAY / NEW YORK / WARNOCK & Co."
in relief: on chinstrap buttons: "I"
Officer's cap with dark blue wool felt crown which is soft, cylindrical, tapered, and angled forward, with a rigid circular top; "U.S." embroidered in silver between branches of laurel embroidered in gold on front; rigid black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; black patent leather chinstrap secured at either side by gilded brass button embossed with shield-breasted eagle, the shield bearing the initial "I"; black silk lining padded with fleece.
Gift of the Estate of Colonel William Packer Prentice
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