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

American (New York (?))
About 1855

Object Place: USA


49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, cotton; velvet, cut-work, ribbon

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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, N. Y., grandfather of Ganson Purcell.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ganson Purcell