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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Florida A&M University, American, founded 1887  Search this
Owned by:
William Patrick Foster, American, 1919 - 2010  Search this
polyester, wool (hair), plastic and metal
H x W x D: 12 3/16 × 10 1/2 × 12 3/8 in. (31 × 26.7 × 31.5 cm)
Place used:
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
A Florida A&M University Marching Band shako. Constructed of a hard plastic, the large bulb-like hat is covered in a fluffy white synthetic fabric. Draped across the forehead area is are three synthetic braided cords, red and green, which are connected to each side of the head by silver colored lyre buttons. In the middle of the cords is a large, round, silver colored star and leaf emblem. Lower, a green braided synthetic cord is draped across the plastic white visor, held in place on each side of the head by a silver colored lyre button. The underside of the visor rim features silver colored plastic and black writing: [100]. Also attached to the lower green braided cord, is a white chin-strap belt. The inside of the hat features the exposed and textured white plastic frame and off-white perforated plastic rim liner, held in shape by black synthetic cord. There is a worn size tag and purple writing on the rim liner, at the back of the head.
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Marching bands (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Anthony Foster in memory of William P. Foster
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture