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White cotton pith helmet. 4 segments in crown, topped with button. Metal rimmed air holes on right and left sides. Linen strip banding crown with green and white striped linen scarf attached at back. Metal strip with buckle across front of brim, fastening underneath. Green cotton lining inside brim. Underside of crown lined with cork. Broad leather band inside crown edged with green silk band. Circular metal air vent at crown.
Label 1) on center of crown (silver letters on red leather): ""Tropical Helmet"" 2) Front crown (paper label): ""M. Boni(?) Cairo"" 3) Front Brim (paper label): ""R.ce (ce raised up)/ 5 1/2 / 58 / 7 1/8""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman