I want to know what kind of kippah would be worn by an "average" Jew in Manhattan in 1860. This is for an historical impression.
In "real life," I am Conservative, but I know the movement did not exist yet. As far as I know, Reform Jews (brand new at the time) did not wear kippot. I'd prefer to wear one since I do in real life. So I guess my historical impression must be Orthodox, but not Hasidic.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?