Original WWI U.S. Army M1911 Campaign Hat with Infantry Cord - Size 6 7/8
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a private very nice WWI Era M1911 Campaign Hat, which has a very nice white infantry hat cord, with the correct "acorns" at the end. It shows only light wear, and is fully intact, even still retaining the chin strap. there is a size label for 6 7/8 on the rear of the sweatband, and there is another label on the felt under the sweatband with the same size. The underside of the sweatband is marked NEW YORK DEPOT, and there is also a faded maker marking under the front side, but it is unfortunately mostly illegible.
The cap is overall in very good condition, withy a great shape and classic look. A very nice example from "The Great War", ready to display!
The Hat, Service, M1911 (Campaign Hat) was made of OD wool felt with a wide brim and "Montana peak" crown. There were ventilation holes in the crown with grommets, a silk hatband, and a silk and brass braid cord closed by a knot and terminated with a tassel. Inside was a leather sweatband and an attached chin strap. The Army model was dark brown OD in color.
The hat cords were worn around the base of the crown indicated the branch for enlisted men and rank for officers. The system was similar to the piping colors for the Garrison Cap, copied from the Campaign Hat. Unit and rank insignia were sometimes worn on the front of the hat when authorized.
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