Building Personnel Assigned Uniform Caps

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Mechanics, watchmen, engineers, firemen, laborers, messengers, and cleaners are reorganized under the immediate direction of the superintendent of the building. They are required to wear a uniform cap of blue cloth with the words "U.S. National Museum." In the case of the superintendent and master mechanics, their caps also have the names of their offices in gold letters upon the front.


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  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1881. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883, p. 97.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 198, Box 9, Folder 3, Memo to Rhees, 6/12/1886.

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