Object ID
Object Name
12.5425200000 cm. W x 28.7350200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Object Entities
Sa, (created by)
Tsaoussis, Frances (is related to)
Mallos, Nick (is related to)
Object Description
Dark blue American Legion dress cap with gold lettering and piping.

The woolen cap is folded in half with the folded edge falling in the front and the back.  The cap's crown is domed, and the sides are folded up in a simple envelope style fold with gold piping subtly defining the top edges of the fold.   

On the left side of the cap, the folded edge angles down in a diagonal line.   On the other side, there is a round patch with an emblem sewn on that features an embroidered bronze star in its center.  The star has "US" stitched in the middle and is surrounded by a blue circle with "American Legion" sewn in capital letters with gold thread.  The entire emblem is edged with gold stitching to emphasize its importance.

Below the emblem, the word "Kentucky" is sewn in with all capital letters using gold thread.  The lining of the hat is gold satin, with a brown band around the bottom. On this brown band, there is black writing that says "Saco Brand, National Headquarters the American Legion, Indianapolis"
The hat belonged to Nick J. Mallos (the father of the donor), who was a Private in the U. S. Army during World War I. Mallos was born in Langadia, Greece, December 6, 1888. He immigrated to America in 1912 arriving first in Virginia and eventually went to Louisville, KY where he was called to serve in the U.S. Army in May, 1918 when he was 33 years old. He was assigned as a cood in the 52nd Infantry serving in France. He was discharged on June 21, 1919.
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