Shako with pompon

Object Number: 
1932.165ab
Date: 
1899-1909
Medium: 
Wool, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 24.1 x 17.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed paper label: affixed inside top of crown: "From / RIDABOCK & CO. / MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS IN / UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENTS. / 112 FOURTH AVENUE / NEAR 12TH STREET. / NEW YORK." in relief: on front insignia plate: "NATIONAL / 71 / GUARD"
Description: 
Black wool felt shako with black patent leather top and trim; angled cylindrical crown with gilded metal insignia of the 71th Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y., attached to front; small, somewhat rectangular visor; chin strap secured on either side with a button embossed with crossed muskets; white pompon mounted above insignia; black leather sweatband.
Credit Line: 
Gift of R. Horace Gallatin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group