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Garrison cap from a Fruit of Islam uniform

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Manufactured by:
Fashahnn Corporation, American  Search this
Used by:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Subject of:
Fruit of Islam, American, founded 1933  Search this
Nation of Islam, American, founded 1930  Search this
wool (textile) and polyester (fiber)
H x W x D (Flat): 5 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 11/16 in. (14 × 26.6 × 1.8 cm)
garrison caps
Place purchased:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1960
A Fruit of Islam, size small, wool and polyester garrison cap. The cap is navy blue with white ribbon trim. A Fruit of Islam insignia is embroidered on the front right side of the crown. The insignia is white text, [FOI], with the Nation of Islam logo, a white crescent moon and star with red fill, in the center of the letter [O]. The other side of the cap is plain. Stitched to the interior seam is a manufacturer's label and a care tag. The manufacturer's label is a folded blue fabric rectangle with a white embroidered rectangular frame. Inside is white embroidered text that reads [F.O.I. UNIFORM / Made exclusively for registered / members of The Nation of Islam / Fashahnn / Chicago, Illinois]. The white care tag has black printed text on the front that reads [S / 65% WOOL / 35% POLYESTER / RN 113991 / DRY CLEAN ONLY / Warm iron as needed / Made in Guatemala].
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Men  Search this
Nation of Islam  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture