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Cocked hat and hatbox

1942.5172.1-.2 (RS256780)

Description

Cocked (tricorn) hat of black silk [.1] with attached red, white, and blue ribbon and brass medallion. Cocked hatbox bottom [.2] of brown cardboard covered in sea-green paper with a fabric band of darker green on base. Interior lined with tan paper. Series of nails and black metal handle support a wooden piece on the interior. Twill cord attached above handle. (top missing).

Details

Maker
John Mayell Hat Manufacturer (Manufacturer)
Date
1835-1846
Inscriptions
"John Mayell / 377 / South Market St. / Albany" (printed)
Labeled "Jany 1846 L. Pruyn Albany 1846" (handwritten pen script) (handwritten)
Inscription on medallion: "Honny Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" (impressed)
Associated Building
Original To Beauport (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
leather
net (textile)
ribbon (material)
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing; Headwear
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Hat
hatboxes
leather
net (textile)
ribbon (material)
silk (textile)
tricornes
wool (textile)
Dimensions
6 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.5172.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
316634

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