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Catalog Number 2015.026.001
Description WWII Navy Sailor's hat, 1943. Dark blue wool cap has a flat round top and a vertical band that is narrower which encircles one's head. At front of band is a black silk bow. Cap is plain with no distinguishing markings. Interior of band is lined with light tan leather that is sewn on with tread at bottom edge. There is a diamond-shaped piece of brown vinyl sewn to top interior of cap which may have once been a label but which is now illegible.
Object Name Cap, Sailor
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title WWII Navy Sailor's hat, 1943
Date 1943
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "6 7/8 LOT / ..." (label inside leather band)
Provenance Given to donor when she was 8 by her first cousin once removed, Dick Salz, while on leave in San Diego during WWII because he felt guilty for beating her at jacks.
Dimensions H-2.25 W-9.5 D-9.325 inches
Search Terms Hats
United States Navy
World War II
World War Two
Subjects Naval personnel
World War II