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Object Name: Dress hat
Date: ca. 1899
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Medium: Wool, other textile, leather
Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 9 x 8 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 22.9 x 21.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, San Francisco
Description: Dress hat with soft, cylindrical, dark blue wool felt crown with gray band around base, and black leather visor; embroidered insignia consisting of a shield over crossed anchors with an eagle with outstretched wings above; chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape with leather backing, secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with an eagle perched on an anchor; brown leather sweatband and black silk lining.
Credit Line: Gift of Irving Levy
Object Number: 1950.326c
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Marks: maker's label: stitched inside top of crown: "J. M. LITCHFIELD & CO / MILITARY, - NAVY, / AND SOCIETY GOODS / SAN FRANCISCO / CAL."