Wool, linen, silk, metal
Overall: 5 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 10 in. ( 14 x 45.1 x 25.4 cm )
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.
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.
Gift of Edwin Hall Shethar
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