Civil War Period Gentleman’s Smoking Cap
Civil War Period Gentleman’s Smoking Cap – Smoking caps like this one were commonly seen in Civil War soldier’s camps. Certainly the discriminating officer or NCO, during sometimes long hours in camp, would don their smoking caps and indulge in either a cigar or pipe. This cap is completely hand sewn and decoratively, hand embroidered. The exterior of the cap is constructed of a dark, navy blue, wool, which remains in fine condition; yellow and light blue leaves or flowers are embroidered on the surface of the cap’s exterior. The interior is lined with a black satinet, which is in generally good condition with some minor separations. This is a great, American made smoking cap of the antebellum to Civil War period.