Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Overall: 4 x 11 x 10 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 27.9 x 26 cm )
maker's label: inside top of crown: "RIDABOCK & COMPANY / 251 FIFTH AVE / COR. OF 28TH. / TRADE MARK / NEW YORK"
handwritten in ink: on cloth label stitched inside top of crown: "CAPT. W. M. HAMILTON"
painted: on front insignia: "7"
in relief: on front
Dress hat with dark blue wool crown with flat, circular top and black patent leather visor; gilded metal insignia in the form of a grenade above a banner mounted on a red textile ground on front of hat; "7" painted in black enamel on body of grenade; chin strap of gold metallic cloth tape secured at either side by a button embossed with New York State National Guard insignia.
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.