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Greatcoat

Date: c. 1990
About this artifact

Greatcoats were 18th century overcoats. They were worn by many men during the cold weather. These coats were made from heavy, tightly woven wool which would "turn rain" and keep the wind out. The collars were large enough to bring up around the neck and ears, and the large cuffs could be unbuttoned and brought down over the hands for additional warmth. This coat is a modern reproduction.

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Courtesy Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA