Cocked hat

Object Number: 
1927.104
Date: 
1776-1780
Medium: 
Wool, linen, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 10 in. ( 14 x 45.1 x 25.4 cm )
Description: 
Black wool felt cocked hat (tricorn) with linen half lining; right front with black silk cockade; left front with circular button with covering of thin, loosely woven wire holding loop of black cloth tape.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this hat was worn by John Shethar of Connecticut, an ancestor of the donor. Shethar was made a lieutenant in the 2nd Continental Dragoons December 31, 1776, and promoted to captain October 11, 1777. He resigned from military service March 8, 1780.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin Hall Shethar
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group