Cocked hat and hatbox

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1835-1846

GUSN

GUSN-316634

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

Descriptive Terms

tricornes
hatboxes
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
leather
net (textile)
brass (alloy)
ribbon (material)
HatHat

Inscription

"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.),

Maker

John Mayell Hat Manufacturer (Manufacturer)

Object Type

Clothing; Headwear

Dimensions

6 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann

Accession Number

1942.5172.1-.2