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Military surgeon’s hat, France, 1830-1880

Worn by a military surgeon, this cocked hat is made from beaver skin and lined with silk. Part of a colourful uniform with plenty of braid, buttons and buckles, it would have become terribly unhygienic over the course of a military campaign.

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Glossary: hat

Shaped coverings for the head having a brim and crown, or one of the two.

Glossary: surgeon

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