Uncle Sam's Hat
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in. (6.4 x 8.6 x 9.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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Uncle Sam's Hat, 1880. Glass, 2 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in. (6.4 x 8.6 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.274. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.274.jpg)
overall, 40.274.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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White milk glass molded into the shape of Uncle Sam's hat, with applied blue paint. Hat has tall cylindrical crown with flat top; sides taper toward brim and are molded with vertical stripes; molded hat band with stars. Brim turned up slightly on sides. Blue paint applied on brim and hat band.
CONDITION: Fair; scratches and losses in blue paint, especially around hat band.
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