Wool, leather, metal
Overall: 5 x 11 1/2 x 11 in. ( 12.7 x 29.2 x 27.9 cm )
in relief: on front insignia: "EXCELSIOR" maker's label: affixed inside top of crown: "Ridabock & Co. / New York" business card: in plastic sleeve stitched inside top of crown: "JOHN W. LA ROCQUE / CONTRACT OFFICER / [B?]ETTER PACKAGES, INC. / DEFENSE M
Khaki wool service cap with brown leather visor and chin strap; gilded metal insignia plate attached in front replicates the state seal of New York; buttons securing chin strap embossed with similar motif.
According to the accession records, this cap, which is there described as an "officer's summer garrison hat," was worn by John W. La Rocque of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
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.