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Object Name: Hat
Date: 1865-1880
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Medium: Wool, other textile, leather, braid, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 x 10 x 7 in. ( 8.9 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Hat (dress/undress?) with soft, cylindrical, dark blue wool felt crown with rigid, circular top with interlace pattern of gold braid; black leather visor which is rigid and somewhat rectangular; single strips of gold braid applied vertically on either side and on back of crown, and two parallel strips running horizontally around base; gilded metal New York State insignia pinned to front; chin strap made of gold metallic cloth tape secured at either side by a button embossed with shield-breasted eagle; red leather sweatband and pink silk lining with drawstring.
Credit Line: Gift of Thomas H. Barber
Object Number: 1954.125
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The donor believed this hat to be post-Civil War, and possibly once owned by Stephen Van Rensselaer IV.