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Hatbox (A): A six-sided form with cotter-pin hinged lid withd applied flat molding at edges; top of box lined with newsprint dated June 10, 1795, inscribed "Sold by Benjamin Russell, State Street, Boston," the base of box lined with a 1792 Newport theatre play bill; box painted reddish-brown, of nail construction, withd brass hanging ring at top. Hat (B): Box contains a black felt tricorne hat with single black faille cockade with faceted jet button at center (other cockade missing); glazed linen lining.
paper (fiber product)
Notecard in ink inside box: ""Admirals Hat / (only admirals may try it on) (A.H.H.? Sept. 3, '34"".
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
9 1/2 x 23 (HxW), 14 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Rhode Island (United States)