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Boy's kepi or forage cap (part of a set)

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Cap: blue silk velvet with silk cord binding; silk ribbon bow and two tassels on left; glazed kid strap on visor fastened with two jet buttons; red painted cotton headband, pink silk lining (discolored) attached to crown in 8-pointed star. Worn by Edward Howard Hutchinson (1852-1938 of Buffalo,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ganson Purcell

American (New York (?)), About 1855

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49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, cotton; velvet, cut-work, ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts