Overall: 7 1/4 x 11 x 6 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 27.9 x 16.5 cm )
maker's label: inside top of crown: "From / BAKER & McKENNEY, / Manufacturers and Dealers in / Military Goods, / 141 Grand Street, / NEW YORK."
handwritten in ink: on label described above: "H. P. Talmadge, / Co. G. 7th Regt."
Shako with rigid, cylindrical, black felt-covered crown that is tapered and angled forward; flat black patent leather top and black patent leather visor which is thick and somewhat rectangular; circular gilded metal insignia with border of alternating spears and cannon, and number "7" in applied metal on black enameled disk on center; black patent leather chin strap secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with crossed cannon; white pompon.
Gift of Henry Pearl Talmadge
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