Felt, leather, metal
Overall: 5 1/2 x 10 x 7 1/8 in. ( 14 x 25.4 x 18.1 cm )
typewritten on paper: taped inside top of crown: "Valentin Heyedahl Priate / Company "C" 7th Regiment / from April 6th 1888 / to April 11th 1893 / Born in Norway - March 25th 1870 / Died in Mount Vernon, N.Y. Nov. 1907 / buried in Kensico, Valhalla, N.Y.
Shako with rigid, black felt-covered cylindrical crown which is tapered and angled forward; black patent leather top, visor and chin strap; circular gilded metal insignia with border of alternating spears and cannon, with "7" in applied metal on black enameled disk at center; buttons securing chin strap embossed with crossed cannon; missing pompon.
This shako was worn by Private Valentin Heyerdahl (1870-1907), who served in Co. C, 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, from 1888 to 1893.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth C. Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.