Chapeau-bras, ca. 1820


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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