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Weccacoe 2 Fire Company Parade Hat, 1848–1869
Pressed felt, 16 × 13 3/4 inches
References: Garvan and Wojtowicz 1977, 131, illus.
RS 6327


The Weccacoe 2 Fire Company was founded in Camden, New Jersey, in 1848, and remained active until 1869, when the city established a paid fire department. The top of the hat bears the owner’s initials, “J. S. R.”

  


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