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Shako

Object Number: 
1951.331a
Date: 
1918-1931
Medium: 
Wool, leather, cord, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 11 x 9 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 27.9 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
relief/intaglio: on front insignia: "PRO / PATRIA / ET GLORIA / 7" maker's label: affixed inside top of crown: "FROM / Ridabock & Co. / Manufacturers of / and Dealers in / Uniforms & Equipments / 149-151 WEST 36th STREET / NEW YORK"
Description: 
Black wool felt shako with bell crown and black patent leather visor and trim; gilded metal front insignia with "7" in red enamel at center of circular medallion flanked by laurel branches and surmounted by a grenade; button with crossed cannon in relief and attached hooks from which metal scale chin strap with black leather backing is suspended; braided white cord draped in front and back; hole for pompon reinforced with metal grommet (pompon missing); black vinyl(?) half lining with lacing.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this shako was worn by the donor during his service with the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York (1918-1931). His uniform coat, trousers, epaulets, and belt are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmond C. Bonaventure
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group