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Object Name Boater
Catalog Number 0985.10.00080
Description Man's hat, a boater, made of palmetto straw plaited into points covering the entire hat, aside from a 1 1/2-inch section in the center of the crown that has five 1-inch sections of the palmetto overlapping each other; a 3-inch crown in oblate shape with a 3-inch brim all around. The crown is flat topped. There is no lining.
Material palmetto
Dimensions H-3.1 W-13.25 L-14 inches
Owned J. Pickens Legare
Made J. Pickens Legare; in South Carolina, CSA
Provenance J. Pickens Legare made and wore the Palmetto straw boater at home in South Carolina during the war.

"Palmetto hat, such as were made at home and worn during the War." (accession ledger)
People Legare, J. Pickens
Search Terms ersatz (tentative)
Subjects Headgear