Object Number: 
ca. 1860
Felt, leather, metal, cord
Overall: 7 1/2 x 9 x 7 in. ( 19 x 22.9 x 17.8 cm )
printed paper labels: affixed inside top of crown: "JAS. S. SMITH & SONS / Military Goods / 126 Grand St. / AND 15 DUTCH-ST. / NEW-YORK. / PATENTED / August 21st, 1860." in relief: on front insignia: "NATIONAL GUARD / 7"
Black felt shako with slightly tapered cylindrical crown that is angled forward, and black patent leather top and visor, the latter stiff and somewhat rectangular; chin strap secured at either side by a button embossed with crossed cannon; gilded metal insignia of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, affixed below shield on front; hole for pompon in front edge of top (pompon missing); leather sweatband with lacing.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group