Hatbox & Hat

Collection Type

  • Personal gear

Date

1790-1800

GUSN

GUSN-2307

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hatboxes
hats
accessories
felt (textile)
linen (material)
paper (fiber product)
pine (wood)
silk (textile)
Pine
Unidentified Paper
Felt
Silk Faille
Linen
Hatbox

Inscription

Notecard in ink inside box: ""Admirals Hat / (only admirals may try it on) (A.H.H.? Sept. 3, '34"".

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.315A,B

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 23 (HxW), 14 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.315AB

Places

Rhode Island (United States)