Horstmann Bros. model 1881 cavalry helmet, marked size 7 1/8. Large eagle with banner in his beak. Crossed swords and patriotic shield with arrows in left talon and olive twig in right talon. Two cavalry buttons on each side of a black leather band encompassing base of hat. Complete with yellow horse hair plume inside of helmet with leather sweat band and marked Horstmann Brothers & Co, Philadephia.
PERIOD: Late 19th Century
ORIGIN: Pennsylvania, United States
SIZE: 7 1/8"