Spanish American War Campaign hat: Fedora
Wool, silk, leather
Overall: 5 x 13 1/2 x 11 in. ( 12.7 x 34.3 x 27.9 cm )
stamped in gold: on inner band: "EXTRA QUALITY / REGISTERED / MOVEO ET PROFICIO / KNOX. / NEW YORK"
Light olive green wool felt fedora with 1 3/4" silk band of matching color on exterior and brown leather sweatband.
According to the accession records, this hat, which is there identified as a U.S. Army campaign hat, was worn by Colonel Thomas Henry Barber (1844-1905), the donor's father, while serving with the 1st Regiment of Infantry, New York Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War.
Gift of Thomas H. Barber
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.