Brigadier General George M. Kimball’s M1902 Undress Service Cap worn circa 1907-1911. Makers mark is faded, partially visible “Boston.”
George Kimball was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1884. He practiced medicine in Massachusetts until 1889, at which time he entered into business. Kimball’s business interests ranged from insurance and woolen mills to railroads and hotels. He remained connected to his medical background, serving as a trustee of the New Hampshire State Hospital and was a member of the New Hampshire Medical Society. In 1907, Kimball was appointed surgeon General by Governor Charles M. Floyd and commissioned as Brigadier General in the New Hampshire National Guard. He was retained as Surgeon General by Henry B. Quinby until 1911, when Quinby’s term expired. Kimball would go on to serve as a trustee of the New Hampshire Savings Bank, becoming president in 1917.
Makers mark – (Boston) is faded, partially visible
Size marked: 7-1/8
Very Good overall condition; shows signs of wear and aging; wool has blemishes and several moth holes, the rim of the visor also has several small holes; one of four vent rivets is missing; chin strap, buttons, and bullion all intact; leather sweatband has moderate wear and some moth damage/separation from rim of the cap, the inside cap lining is in great condition though; light to moderate toning on bullion, strap, and buttons.