|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.|
|Dimensions||H-3.1 W-13.25 L-14 inches|
|Owned||J. Pickens Legare|
|Made||J. Pickens Legare; in South Carolina, CSA|
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)
Legare, J. Pickens