Shako with plume
Leather, felt, braid, feathers, metal
Overall (shako): 7 x 9 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (17.8 x 24.1 x 22.2 cm) Part (plume): 10 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (26.7 x 8.9 x 6
in relief: on front insignia: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (on banner) stamped in gold: on inside edge (right side): "Edward Bridgeman / SMART HATS OF EXCELLENT QUALITY / 52 and 54 New Street / New York" stamped in gold: on inside edge (left side): "GEORGE A. ZABR
Shako with rigid, black felt-covered bell crown with black patent leather trim and visor; large shield-breasted eagle insignia of gilded metal mounted below black silk rosette on front of hat; heavy gold braid draped in front and back; metal scale chin strap with leather backing attached at either side to hooks suspended below gilded metal buttons embossed with crossed cannon; black and red feather plume.
According to the accession records, this shako was part of the dress uniform worn by the donor, George A. Zabriskie, as a member of the Veteran Corps of Artillery. Various other parts of this uniform are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.