Chapeau-bras, ca. 1820

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A chapeau-bras -- a flat bicorne hat -- made of beaver felt belonged to Peleg Wadsworth (1793-1875).

Wadsworth was the son of Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829) and Elizabeth Bartlett Wadsworth ( -1825).

He served as a general in the militia of Maine and lived in Hiram.

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  • Title: Chapeau-bras, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Location: Hiram, Oxford County, ME
  • Media: Felt, leather, silk, brass
  • Local Code: A89-49
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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