Leather strap from cheek guard of British military shako excavated at Fort Lenno

Object Number: 
INV.6196.1
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 1 in. ( 10.2 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Leather strap from cheek guard of British military shako.
Gallery Label: 
This strap was excavated by the Field Exploration Commitee at Fort Lennox, a British fort on Isle aux Noix in the Richelieu River in Quebec, Canada. Built during the Revolutionary War, the fort served as a base for the British expeditions on Lake Champlain in 1813 and against Plattsburgh in 1814. Shakos were military hats with high crowns and plumes, and were worn by the British Army beginning in 1800.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group