Miner’s Cap

Description (Brief)
This canvas miner’s cap has a leather lamp bracket secured to its front with six metal nails. Two union buttons attached to right side. A Lehigh Navigation Coal Company label is attached to the front of the cap. The larger button with the American Flag and numbers "11" and "1928" in center reads: "UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA / WORKERS UNION". The smaller button of red, white, and blue reads: "THRIFT ARMY / LIEUTENANT / CARBON CO. / SCHOOLS." The label has writing from the donor that reads “My first mine cap. / before safety helmet / with Working uniform button / to be worn to so[sic] that / member paid dues / that month.” The hat was owned by John Miller who lived on 160 West Church Avenue in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, mining
associated date
1928
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9457
catalog number
MHI-MN-9457
accession number
277980
subject
Miners
Work
Natural Resources
Industry & Manufacturing
Mining Helmets
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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