Morgan Freeman's Glory hat

Morgan Freeman's Glory hat

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Description
Sergeant Major's hat worn by Morgan Freeman in the 1989 biographical drama Glory. This is the first film to illustrate the involvement of African American soldiers in the Civil War. The movie follows the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first African American Union regiment organized in the North during the Civil War, and culminates in the Battle at Fort Wagner. Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, and Cary Elwes star in this film.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hat
wearer
Freeman, Morgan
maker
C & D Jarnagin Co Inc.
place made
United States: Mississippi, Corinth
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
metal (buckle; pins material)
leather (bill material)
canvas (hatband material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 11 in x 8 in; 12.7 cm x 27.94 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
1991.0279.02
accession number
1991.0279
catalog number
1991.0279.02
Credit Line
Gift of Paul Culberg
subject
Movie
Motion Pictures
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Movies
Popular Entertainment
Movie Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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