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.

Associated Date: 1928

Location: Currently not on view

Used: Miners


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Credit Line: John Miller

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-9457Catalog Number: MHI-MN-9457Accession Number: 277980

Object Name: cap, mining

Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 16.51 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-ef29-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_871831

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