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Can anyone help identify this hat?

Article about: It was found in storage at Missouri Military Academy recently and the secretary there would like to know what it is and when it's from. The manufacturer label says "Pettibone Bros of Ci

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    It was found in storage at Missouri Military Academy recently and the secretary there would
    like to know what it is and when it's from. The manufacturer label says "Pettibone Bros of
    Cincinnati OH". Sorry if this is the wrong forum or a bother to anyone.
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    Thanks!

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum!

    Thanks for posting the cap. No bother at all! We like to see items, it is what the forum is all about.

    I have moved it to the WW1 section, as this might be the best place to get answer. It is certainlly old and I suspect pre WW1, hence the move here.

    Given where it was found and the design, I suspect it is actually a military academy cap. I don't believe it is US Army issue.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I have seen one of these before, But can't remember where. My thoughts are a military academy cap. What academy was it found in???



    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Harry S. Truman in his Missouri National Guard uniform
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    That's where I have seen it before. Harry was wearing it in this photo.
    thanks,


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Quote by guns ltd View Post
    I have seen one of these before, But can't remember where. My thoughts are a military academy cap. What academy was it found in???



    John
    At or near Missouri Military Academy. Our school has been in existence since 1889
    but we have samples of all our uniforms from over the years and this didn't fit with
    any of them. Given that there used to be 3 military academies in Missouri it could
    be from Kemper or Wentworth. Kemper closed and we do have some memorabilia
    from them. I especially like the find of the National Guard uniform with Harry Truman,
    a Missouri native, wearing it. I bet that fits most closely that it's a National Guard
    uniform. Thanks, and anything more specific would be appreciated.

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    It is not National Guard.
    US OD caps never had colored piping.
    It is an academy cap of some kind, I don't have a clue which one.

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