Militia Officer's Chapeau-De-Bras

Date:
circa 1830-1835
Description (physical):

Silk, beaver, paper. H: 11" (27.9 cm); L: 16" (40.6 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.11a-b
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Tarbucket-style Militia Cap Or Hat

Date:
1847
Creator:
Burr and Shaw, Providence, Rhode Island
Description (physical):

Leather, brass. Lvisor bill to crown: 10 1/4" (26 cm); Diameter of crown: 6 7/8" (17.5 cm); Inside: 6 3/4" x 7 7/8" (17.1 cm x 20 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.12
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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White Tarbucket-style Cap Or Hat

Date:
circa 1835-1836
Creator:
John B. Baker, Boston, Massachusetts
Description (physical):

Leather, sheet brass, gold braid, white paint. H: 8 1/2" (21.6 cm); Diameter of crown: 6 7/8" (17.4 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.14
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Black Top Hat Decorated For Military Use

Date:
Hat is circa 1820, decorations are circa 1830
Description (physical):

Beaver, fur, paper

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.5
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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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

Black Tarbucket Military Cap Or Hat

Date:
circa 1835-1840

Black tarbucket-form military cap or hat lined with white linen and gray paper in crown. No maker's or owner's labels inside. Visor is silver-plated stamped brass, square-billed and down curved. Ornamental chinstrap is also silver-plated stamped brass as is all other furniture and cap plate. Chinstrap is secured by a 1 3/8" diameter stamped star-embellished rosette. The cap plate is a silver plated stamped brass eagle on a silver plated sunburst (eight points) plate that is patterned after the design adopted by the U.S. (Regular) dragoons in 1833.

Description (physical):

Leather, linen, paper, metal. H: 9 1/4" (23.5 cm); Diameter of crown: 5 1/2" (14 cm); Diameter of brim: 8" (20.3 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.7
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Cap

Date:
circa 1845
Creator:
John B. Baker, Boston, Massachusetts
Description (physical):

Leather, brass, wool, cotton. H: brim to crown 7 7/8" (20 cm); Crown diameter: 9 1/2" (24.1 cm); Brim diameter: 7" (17.8 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.8
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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