Hat, Campaign, M1912
Nice genuine WWI US Army M1912 Field Service Hat, complete with its original leather chinstrap, cord, and acorns. The crown of the present hat has been deformed on purpose to look like the M1904 Campaign Hat, yet remains flexible enough to return to its initial shape.
Though partially faded, some markings have been inked on the reverse of the leather sweatband: one can still read the name Fitzgerald. Some Field Artillery regiment distinctive insignia bearing mention Arms for Support adorns the front ventilation eyelet.
The fact that this hat features five stitching lines on the outer edge of the brim, yet does not show the two oblong eyelets intended for the leather chinstrap, indicates that it was most likely manufactured between 1912 and 1916.
Size 7 1/4.
Very good overall condition.
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