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Object Name CAP
Catalog Number 0985.08.00013
Date 1861-1865
Description The cap is made of corn shucks, cotton, leather, and velvet. The cap has a circular brim and flat crown. The visor and crown exterior are covered with concentric layers of shuck loops.
Material shuck/Fabric/Leather/Cotton
Dimensions H-3 Dia-12 inches
Owned Jefferson Polk Bradley
Made Amanda Bradley, Platte County, Missouri
Provenance Corn shuck caps were a style of headwear made during the war for Confederate soldiers by their mothers and sweethearts. Miss Amanda Bradley made this one for her younger brother, Jefferson Polk Bradley.

"A style of cap that was made by sisters or sweethearts for the southern soldiers of Missouri. This one was made by Miss Amanda Bradley of Platte County, Missouri, for her brother, Jefferson Polk Bradley." (accession ledger)
People Bradley, Jefferson Polk
Bradley, Amanda
Search Terms Missouri
ersatz
Subjects Headgear
Hats
women
sisters
brothers