Military Cap; Hobson & Sons Ltd; c.1850-1900; 2010_338_3
Military CapAbout this object
Rifle Volunteer uniform hat, black felt, wide black braid around brim, silver metal thread cap badge on front of a rifle bugle, peak has metal braid trim, on flat crown is a flower styled emblem in black braid, leather strip sewn around inside of brim, lined inside with red stitched silk, and label in centre. Label reads 'Hobson and Sons, Military Tailore, Outfitters and Contractors, 37 & 38 Little Windmills St, Haymarket, London W'. Used as a 'prop' by donors uncle Egbert Dowson who put on helioscopic lantern shows throughout Northland pre 1900. He died of enteric fever 9 February 1902 on board ship in Africa before coming home from the Boer War.Maker
Diameter 58.5cm, width 18cm, height 12cmSubject and Association Description
Dowson CollectionCredit Line
Melvin DowsonObject Type
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