Shako

Object Number: 
1967.74
Date: 
ca. 1888
Medium: 
Felt, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 10 x 7 1/8 in. ( 14 x 25.4 x 18.1 cm )
Marks: 
typewritten on paper: taped inside top of crown: "Valentin Heyedahl Priate / Company "C" 7th Regiment / from April 6th 1888 / to April 11th 1893 / Born in Norway - March 25th 1870 / Died in Mount Vernon, N.Y. Nov. 1907 / buried in Kensico, Valhalla, N.Y.
Description: 
Shako with rigid, black felt-covered cylindrical crown which is tapered and angled forward; black patent leather top, visor and chin strap; circular gilded metal insignia with border of alternating spears and cannon, with "7" in applied metal on black enameled disk at center; buttons securing chin strap embossed with crossed cannon; missing pompon.
Gallery Label: 
This shako was worn by Private Valentin Heyerdahl (1870-1907), who served in Co. C, 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, from 1888 to 1893.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth C. Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group