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Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
Peaked Cap

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Record 42/826
Copyright New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
Object ID T0041
Object Name Peaked Cap
Description Micmac Woman's Peaked Cap; Medium/Materials: Black and red tradecloth, glass beads, silk ribbons and trim, dyed ostrich feathers;
Dimensions H-15 W-7 inches
Early Date 1847
Late Date 1853
Medium dyed ostrich feathers
Place of Origin Maritime Provinces/Nova Scotia, Canada
People Micmac/
Provenance (1) James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (1811-1863). Dunfermline, Scotland. Believed to have been given as a presentation piece to Lord Elgin, 8th Earl of Elgin and the 12th Earl of Kincardine, Governor-General of Canada, 1846-1853, during his residency in Canada between 1847 and 1853.; (2) Descended in Elgin family to the 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine. Sale handled by Richard L. Feigen, St. James's, London, England; (3) Eugene V. Thaw - 19 November 1990.;
Used Micmac
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Last modified on: March 02, 2006