Dress hat

Object Number: 
ca. 1865
Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Overall: 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 8 in. ( 19.7 x 24.1 x 20.3 cm )
maker's label: inside top of crown: "McCORMICK & BRO. / 149 W. BALTIMORE ST / BALTIMORE"
Dress hat with soft dark blue wool felt crown which is cylindrical, with slight forward angle, pointed lower edge in back, and flat and rigid circular top; black patent leather visor and chinstrap; black textile lining and black leather sweatband; one gilded brass button embossed with shield-breasted eagle found pinned to sweatband.
Gallery Label: 
This hat belonged to First Lieutenant Abram P. Haring, who served in Company G of the 132nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. The 132nd was also known as the "Second Regiment", or "Spinola's Empire Brigade". Soldiers from Company G were recruited principally from Suspension Bridge, Buffalo, New York City, and Brooklyn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Bess Haring, through Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group