Object

Tricorn Hat

Date: c. 1775
Dimensions: depth 19.5" width 16.0"
About this artifact

Tricorn hats were popular in the 18th century. Some were laced so that the wearer could lower the sides to provide protection from sun, wind and rain. This hat, owned by Colonel Joseph Stebbins, Jr., of Deerfield, Massachusetts, is made of felted beaver hair. Some American and British soldiers wore tricorns as part of their uniform during the American Revolution. Men continued to wear tricorns up to the end of the 18th century. Many of the Regulators would have had hats such as this one.

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Courtesy Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA