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Dress hat

Object Number: 
1964.47f
Date: 
1918-1945
Medium: 
Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 12 x 10 5/8 in. ( 14.6 x 30.5 x 27 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on insignia: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM" maker's label: inside top of crown: "Brooks Brothers / ESTABLISHED 1818"
Description: 
Dress hat with blue wool crown with flat, circular top, red ribbon band trimmed with gold metallic cloth tape, and black felt-covered visor with oak leaf sprays embroidered in heavy gold metallic thread; gilded metal insignia consisting of shield-breasted eagle surmounted by a banner and starburst; chin strap of gold metallic cloth tape with leather backing secured at either side by a button embossed with similar insignia.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this dress hat was worn by the donor's husband, Colonel George C. Haas (1888-1963). A number of other uniform parts and accessories belonging to Haas 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