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Black tricorn with black trim from Jas Townsend & Son

#57 Continental Cockade & #251 Brown Tricorn Rebeccas Reproductions

#252 Grey Cockade RR & #257 Cocked Chapeau RR

#M50 G.W. style Hat RR & #M51 Musician style cockade hat RR

Made of black felt and has wire in the rim to aid in shaping.

Inexpensive tricorns 2 black- 1 brown, from Jas. Townsend.

Inexpensive tricorn from eBay & Hat blank for the character of Stephen Hopkins

LEFT: This is a civilian hat that did see some military service. These hats can be trimmed in several ways. An enlisted military hat would have been trimmed in white or yellow wool on the edges. An officers hat could have been trimmed with either Silver or Gold metallic lace on the edges. Civilian hat were most of the time trimmed in black as is the one we have. (not shown)

RIGHT: This is the typical military hat for infantry man. This hat is not as pointed has the Tricorn hat. This style of hat is seen in painting of British military troops as early as the 1750's, and was used during the Revolutionary War by both sides.Trimmed in black

These hats can be trimmed in several ways. An enlisted military hat would have been trimmed in white or yellow wool on the edges. An officers hat could have been trimmed with either Silver or Gold metallic lace on the edges. Civilian hats were most of the time trimmed in black as is the one we have. (not shown)

Likely use of hats in this production:

Always in a hat - Stephen Hopkins.

Outdoor scene - Franklin, Adams, Lee and the painter.

Arriving to Congress - Dr. Hall and Jonathan Witherspoon plus the Courier.

Leaving the Hall - Hancock, Adams, Franklin, Chase, McKean, Rodney

Cool Conservative Men Number - Dickinson, Rutledge, Wilson, Read, Hewes, Morris, Livingston (& Hall).

Most likely not needing a hat - Jefferson, Sherman, Thompson, McNair, Leather apron, Bartlett.

Links to sites selling period hats.

HISTORICAL HATS (UK)

B. Franklin Hat

Re-Enactors Top-Hats.com

Clearwater Rev War Hat Catalog

Ghost Forge Hats and Bonnets*

Frank Bee Costume Hats

Fox River Traders - Hats and BLANKS

Amplehats.com

C&D Jarnagin*

Jas Townsend*

Rebecca's Hats*

History in the Making Hats

Sutler of Mount Misery Hats

New Hats - tricorn*

Najecki Reproduction Hats*