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Object Name Uniform
Alternate Name Military Hat
Date ca. 1860-1865
Description United States Army officer's dress chapeau with original tin case. Bicorn shaped hat is made of black beaver fur trimmed with metallic decoration, black silk ribbon, and black feather. Hat has a gold metal American eagle with shield, a gold banner with words "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and another eagle surrounded by 22 stars on a domed disk , all mounted onto an oblong bullion strip which is laid over a cockade of pleated black silk grosgrain ribbon. Black ribbons are also laid diagonally near the tips of the hat on each side. Gold metallic coiled wire (purl) laid in a circle with tassels decorates each of the two tips. A black feather plume runs along the top edge of the hat. Lining is red silk satin with a leather headband. Lining has stamped mark with building illustration and words: "NO. 519 B'WAY / NEW YORK / WARNOCK & CO."
(Keywords: Fashion, Civil War, United States, Accessory, Hat)
Acquisition Gift of the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences
Ownership and History VanBuren Hubbard (1833-1895) was born in LaGrange, Ohio. His family came to Staten Island sometime before he enrolled at Yale University, from which he graduated in 1855. He received an M.D. from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York in 1862 and became a U.S. Army Surgeon. Major Hubbard died at Fort McPherson, Georgia on September 6, 1895. He was never married.
Earliest Date 1860
Latest Date 1865
Maker Warnock & Co.
Subjects Clothing & dress
Military uniforms
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Hubbard, VanBuren
Catalog Number C01.2923
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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