This is a beautiful and patriotic art display in the form of a pewter hat-plate with no dings, dents or scratches. It is in wonderful condition showing a pleasing grey patina. There are no hooks or fasteners on the back as this was a stitch-on type plate as evidenced by the double-set holes on the edges of the plate used for stitch fastening. Bold "US INFANTRY" embossed above the patriotic Eagle, crossed US flags among military motif under the bird and 26th REGt at the bottom. One of the most handsome of plates fashioned for US Military troops in the early 19th century.