Shako

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

GUSN

GUSN-289298

Description

Black leather military cap [a] with white feather plume [b] and detachable chin strap [c]. Tall cap has a short narrow brim and a double braid of gold trim suspended around the back. A pair of gold wire tassels hang from left side of cap. Cap has a rectangular metal plaque affixed to the front stamped with the emblem of the United States, an eagle with outstretched wings holding a shield and arrows. Small square hole in top of cap to insert feather plume. Tip of white feather plume [b] has been dyed red. Metal chin strap [c] has small overlapping metal plates secured in the center with a small metal buckle. Chin strap has a leather lining. Ends of the strap have circular disc stamped with a star. Found inside bandbox 1928.1407.1

Details

Descriptive Terms

shakos (caps)
caps (headgear)
Shako

Inscription

"WOLCOTT & GELSTON. / No. 75 / WASHINGTON STREET, / (Formerly Cornhill,) opposite the Old State House, Boston. / Emporters and Manufacterers of / SILVER AND PLATED WARE, JEWELRY, / MILITARY, PERFUMERY AND FANCY GOODS. / WATCHES REPAIRED. / GOLD / Beads, &c." (Black text on white paper label)

Associated Building

Original To Stetson House Main House,

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Headwear

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1928.1407.2.1A-C