J. Apfelbaum and Company, American, ca. 1905 - 1949 Search this
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981 Search this
copper-aluminum alloy, synthetic fiber and textile materials
H x W x D: 8 7/8 × 3 3/4 × 6 11/16 in. (22.6 × 9.5 × 17 cm)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
United States, North and Central America
Uniform cap worn by attendants on Pullman railway cars. The hat is in the style of peaked cap with a leather brim. A cream colored cord wraps around the crown of the hat above the brim and has two knots on either side. The leather brim is extremely scratched. The cords are each attached to a silver button with the inscription, [PULLMAN]. The upper part of the hat is wider than the crown and has metal button holes throughout. The inside of the cap has a leather border. At the back of the cap is a ribbon tied into a bow. Next to the ribbon is a white cloth square with the number  identifying the size of the hat. On the leather border are the dotted letters and numbers, [M W 8 6 47]. On the top inner hat is a leather diamond with the manufacturer's name, [MADE BY / Apfelbaum / CHICAGO].