|Date||mid 20th century|
Man’s uniform cap of the Staten Island Rapid Transit. Made of black cotton faille. Short cylindrical crown with flared flat top. Yellow braid band around crown. Black vinyl visor with blue cording above; cording is fastened to crown with 2 brass buttons embossed ”SIRT.” Cloth label under translucent plastic pocket inside crown: ”HUGHES & THOMAS / Custom Tailors / 53 EAST 19th ST. / NEW YORK 3, NY.” Paper size label inside crown, "6 1/2" and cloth union label with circular stamped mark (not legible) and number "2754023." Brown leather headband. Hat is part of a uniform with jacket and vest (catalog numbers C01.4880 and C01.4881).
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Twentieth Century, Occupational Clothing, Hat, New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of Arthur DeWaters|
|Ownership and History||
This uniform was likely worn by Staten Island residents John W. DeWaters (born in 1884) or his son Arthur L. DeWaters (born ca. 1909). Both men worked for the B&O Railroad. Arthur DeWaters donated the uniform to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1975.
The Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company was owned by the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad from 1899 to 1971.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|
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