Wool, other textile, plastic, metal
Overall: 4 x 10 1/2 x 8 in. ( 10.2 x 26.7 x 20.3 cm )
ink stamped: on lining: "LOUISE F. RIEDERER" in relief: on front insignia: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM"
Olive brown wool hat with soft cylindrical crown with flat top, and rigid horizontal visor with rounded edge; gilded metal front insignia consisting of shield-breasted eagle with banner and oval disk embossed with thirteen stars above; chin strap of same woolen material secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with insignia similar to the type attached to front of hat; khaki cotton(?) lining with a circle of plastic at center top of crown.
According to the accession records, this hat is part of the uniform worn by the donor as a member of the Women's Army Corps during World War II.
Gift of Captain Louise Riederer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.