Boy's School Cap

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Description
This beanie style cap of blue and white cotton twill was worn by a lower grade school boy in the New York Public Schools. The "P.S. 49" logo stamped in blue ink at front center indicates "Public School" followed by the number to identify the school and area in which it was used. The crown is constructed of six white traingular sections coming together at a point with a blue twill covered button. A stiffened blue twill brim is attached at front. Overall it measures 3" high by 7 Inches wide by 8 5/8 inches deep.
Location
Currently not on view
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
National Treasures exhibit
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
1940-1950
ID Number
1995.0019.012
accession number
1995.0019
catalog number
1995.0019.012
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
subject
Education
used in
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
cream (overall color)
blue (brim and trim color)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 7 in x 8 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 17.78 cm x 21.9075 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
cap
Object Type
Accessories Worn on the Body
Boy
Cap
Headwear