Baker & McKenney Contract 1858 Dress Hat with Artillery Insignia

5.25" x 6.125". Black wool with red worsted wool cord, ostrich plume, and 3" wide double-stitched brim. Tan leather sweatband marked on interior "21". Loop-backed brass branch and regimental designation with leather keys. Inside label reads "BAKER & McKENNEY / MILITARY GOODS / 141 / GRAND ST. / NEW YORK" with some additional illegible handwriting. Four .25" vent holes in a diamond pattern added to crown. Address indicates this cap was likely made in 1865, as the firm of Baker & McKenney did not move to the Grand Street address until December 1864.  


Very good.  Some small moth holes throughout. Brim stitching and ribbon are in good condition with only minor pulls and fraying. Sweatband is intact with some staining from wear.   

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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