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Dress hat

Object Number: 
1964.47g
Date: 
1942-1945
Medium: 
Cotton, other textile, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 26.7 cm )
Marks: 
maker's label: inside top of crown: "Luxenberg / MILITARY & CIVILIAN TAILORS / Breeches Makers / NEW YORK" stamped in gold: on sweatband: "Luxenberg / CIVILIAN & MILITARY TAILORS / 485 Madison Avenue - New York" in relief: on insignia: "E PLURIBUS / UNU
Description: 
Dress hat with white cotton crown with flat, circular top and visor with oak leaf sprays embroidered in heavy gold metallic thread on black felt ground; gilded metal insignia consisting of shield-breasted eagle surmounted by a banner and a disk with thirteen stars; chin strap of gold metallic cloth tape with leather backing secured at either side by a button with similar insignia.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, the donor's husband, Colonel George C. Haas (1888-1963), wore this hat as a member of the Military Police during World War II. Other uniform parts and accessories worn by Haas in World War I and World War II are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. George C. Haas
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group