Chapeau (bicorne) with box
Textile, leather, feathers, metal, cardboard
Overall: 7 1/4 x 17 x 8 in. ( 18.4 x 43.2 x 20.3 cm )
printed: on lining: "HORSTMANN BRO'S & CO / SOCIETY GOODS / PHILADELPHIA" printed paper label: affixed to exterior of box: "HORSTMANN BROS. & CO. / MILITARY AND REGALIA FURNISHERS / Fifth and Cherry Streets, Philadelphia"
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown; cock and fan edged with embroidered black binding and tied together with ribbon on either side; black silk rosette with superimposed loop of gold metallic cloth tape with button embossed with an eagle clutching an anchor below an arc of thirteen stars; full crest of red ostrich feathers; gold bullion fringe at each corner; in original brown cardboard box with maker's label on exterior.
According to the accession records, this U.S. Marine Corps chapeau belong to Colonel Matthew R. Kintzing (1822-1893).
Bequest of Miss Mary E. Kintzing
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.