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metal, fabric, thread and fur on leather
H x W x D (flat): 11 × 12 × 2 in. (27.9 × 30.5 × 5.1 cm)
aviator's helmets
early 20th century
This leather flight cap is a fur lined cap with ear flaps. The flight cap is made of brown leather with a circular top piece that is sewn in four sections. The head piece is lined with green quilted fabric. A larger piece of fur lined leather covers the forehead and ears coming to a point below the chin. A small leather flap on each side has a gold snap button with a star design. There are additional metal snaps on each ear flap. Another piece of leather covers the neck portion of the cap and is lined with fur. There are losses in thread and fur throughout the cap.
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
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