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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Revolutionary War Tricorne with cockade QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. By: Laura Simon Fash 318-010
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The tricorne hat is a hat with three corners with a wide, upturned brim (Hat Glossary, 2009). As the Cavalier hat grew larger and the brim began to droop, fashion led to "cocking" the brim up on one side. In the last half of the seventeenth century, the hat was cocked on three sides (Hat Glossary, 2009). This new revolution became known as the tricorne. The tricorne hat was popular during the late seventeenth and eighteenth century(Hat Glossary, 2009). It ended its popularity shortly before the French Revolution. At the height of its popularity, the tricorne was worn as a civilian dress and as part of military and naval uniforms(Hat Glossary, 2009). The distinguishing characteristic is the turned-up portions of the brim that formed gutters that directed rainwater away from the wearer’s face, depositing most of it over his shoulders (Gentlemen of the future, 2009). This was an important advantage before the invention of rain gear. The tricorne hat is normally black in color and has a rather broad
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