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Dress hat

Object Number: 
Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Overall: 5 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 29.2 x 26.7 cm )
maker's label: inside top of crown: "RIDABOCK & COMPANY / TRADE MARK / NEW YORK / 251 FIFTH AVE / COR. OF 28TH ST." embroidered: on front of hat: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM" (part of insignia)
Dress hat with blue wool crown with flat, circular top, red ribbon band edged with gold metallic cloth tape, and black patent leather visor with oak leaf sprays embroidered in heavy, gold metallic thread; embroidered shield-breasted eagle insignia on front of hat; chin strap of gold metallic cloth tape with leather backing secured at either side by a button embossed with insignia similar to type embroidered on front.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this type of brigadier-general's dress hat was worn by the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, from 1920 to 1941.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group