This object is part of the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) collection which was donated to the Powerhouse Museum in 1981. The Society was formed in 1901 and is the oldest historical society in Australia. As a result many of the objects they collected are of great significance to Australia and to New South Wales. Some are associated with people and families like the Marsdens, Henry Parkes, Mawson, and John Verge. Others like the convict handcuffs and the Ben Hall ‘Wanted’ poster aresig...
Black velvet smoking cap with flat crown decorated by a button covered in silk thread and a tassle in pale blue, cream and orange thread. The exterior of the cap is silk embroidered with cream and tan floral motifs on the crown and sides. The interior of the cap is lined in dark red cotton.