Baseball cap from the Memphis Red Sox

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Memphis Red Sox, American, 1923 - 1962
Date
ca. 1945
Medium
cloth on wool with cardboard, canvas and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (On form): 4 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (11.4 × 19.1 × 29.2 cm)
Description
Memphis Red Sox baseball cap from the 1940s. The cap is a game-worn, wool, blue baseball-style cap. It has a stiff front brim and the crown is divided into six panels with white-stitched air holes in each panel. A white patch reading [M] has been sewn to the front and is outlined in red. The underside of the brim is green. There is a brown, leather headband running almost around the entire bottom interior of the hat. The front two panels of the interior of the hat are lined with a stiff white canvas. There is a torn, partial tag attached to the back edge of the leather band on the proper right side that reads [D[---?] / [---?] / [---?] / In[---?] / SHO[---?] / [---? ]].
Place used
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
baseball caps
sports uniforms
Topic
Baseball
Clothing and dress
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.206.2.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51be5403a-010d-46ed-a0fb-13d36035da42
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