|Description||Captain William Matson Swedish Consul General Uniform Hat, c. 1905-1917. A) Black fur military style hat with folded front and back coming to points on sides; gold with blue center pleated circle of fabric overlaid with 6 gold metallic thread coils; 1 gold button with Swedish crest; leather strap with brass colored buckle; at hat points, 2 layers of decorative gold coils; hat interior: pleated off white sain with one pearl button; support around inner band is cork. B) Custom black wooden box shaped like hat with clasp and leather buckle; box is lined with brown cotton fabric.|
|Collection||3D - Clothing|
|Title||Captain William Matson Swedish Consul General Uniform Hat, c. 1905-1917|
Part of Swedish Counsul uniform. Belonged to Captain William Matson, father of Lurline Matson Roth and grandfather of donor.
"A consul is an official representative of the government of one state in the territory of another, normally acting to assist and protect the citizens of the consul's own country, and to facilitate trade and friendship between the peoples of the two countries. A consul is distinguished from an ambassador, the latter being a representative from one head of state to another. There can be only one ambassador from one country to another, representing the first country's head of state to that of the second, and his or her duties revolve around diplomatic relations between the two countries; however, there may be several consuls, one in each of several main cities, providing assistance with bureaucratic issues to both the citizens of the consul's own country travelling or living abroad and to the citizens of the country the consul resides in who wish to travel to or trade with the consul's country."
|Dimensions||H-6.5 W-17 D-7 inches|
|Dimension Details||Dimensions are for hat. Box measures 6.5 x 17 x 7"|