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Dress hat

Object Number: 
1953.334a
Date: 
1943-1945
Medium: 
Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 11 x 10 5/8 in. ( 11.4 x 27.9 x 27 cm )
Marks: 
maker's label: inside top of crown: "NAVAL UNIFORM SERVICE / Under [Supervision] U.S. Navy" typewritten on card: in plastic sleeve stitched inside top of crown: "N. MAXSON HOLLOWAY / Lieut. (jg) USNR / 399877"
Description: 
Dress hat with dark blue wool crown with flat, circular top and black patent leather visor; metal insignia in the form of a shield surmounted by an eagle and superimposed on crossed anchors; chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape with leather backing secured at either side by a button embossed with an eagle clutching an anchor.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this hat was worn by the donor as a lieutenant (jg) in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Holloway's unform coat, trousers, overcoat, shoes, and other accessories are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. H. Maxson Holloway
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group