Miner’s Cap

Description (Brief):

This canvas mining cap has a red plastic brim with a metal and cardboard lamp bracket. There is a handwritten inscription on the top of the hat that reads: Harrisburg, Pa. / January 17, 1939 / Inaguration oF / Aurthur H. James. Underneath that inscription is a variety of handwritten names: John / Ethel / Frank / Tessie / Francess / Emily. The sides of the cap have the words “JAMES/LUZERNE COUNTY” in large printed letters. A red and white sticker on the lamp bracket reads “JOHN / GAVENONIS / 127 / PIERCE ST. / PLY. PA.” The signatures on this mining cap speak to the personal connections miner’s had with their cap. A miner chose their headgear, and took it with them to work where it was worn all day and used for decades.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: John Gavenonis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-9405Catalog Number: MHI-MN-9405Accession Number: 271417

Object Name: cap, mining soft

Measurements: overall: 4 in x 12 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 31.75 cm x 19.05 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e84c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_871795

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