Grey Folding Forage-style Cap

Date:
1835
Creator:
Charles C. Plaisted, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Gray wool folding forage-style cap with stamped brass visor, unpainted on underside, various decorative embellishment, and a black hackel plume. Cap form derives directly from the black leather forage cap adopted by the U.S. Army in 1833, which remained government issue until 1839. Cap is of three-piece construction designed to fold flat except for the visor; adaptation of the government's practical design for militia use effectively defeated an element of practicality. Edges of the poke are piped with black leather. Read more »

Description (physical):

Wool, leather, paper, linen, cotton. H: 8 1/4" (21 cm); Lpoke: 12 7/8" (32.8 cm); Wpoke: 7 1/2" (19 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 01566
Identifier:
49.22.6
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village