Baseball cap

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Cotton, plastic, metal, cardboard, other textiles
Overall: 5 × 11 × 7 in. (12.7 × 27.9 × 17.8 cm)
No manufacturer’s marks.

Black brushed twill baseball-style cap with soft, rounded crown and rigid, extended front visor, and with Velcro closure tabs at back. Front of crown decorated with two rows of embroidered, multi-colored circles, most labeled with white embroidered letters: (from left to right) “TH” on gold circle; “E” on red circle; blue circle; “SE” on pink circle; “CO” on gray circle; “ND” on orange circle; / “AV” on orange circle; “E” on blue circle; gold circle; “SU” on pink circle; “BW” on gray circle; “AY” on green circle; / and “Q” on yellow circle.

Gallery Label: 

After over thirty years of construction, New York City’s long-awaited Second Avenue Subway line finally opened on January 1, 2017. On December 31, 2016, just prior to the public opening, the line was celebrated at an invitation-only New Years’ Eve gathering and inaugural ride sponsored by fourteen New York City cultural institutions. The New-York Historical Society numbered among the event’s sponsor. Among those in attendance was the Historical Society’s President and CEO, Dr. Louise Mirrer, who received these souvenirs that evening.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Mirrer, PhD, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group