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PEAKED CAP

Penobscot
Maine

ca. 1830

wool and cotton cloth, silk ribbon, glass beads
length: 15 12”
width:  13”

Inventory # W3831

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Accompanied by a photograph of Mary Nicola (“Molley Molasses”) taken ca. 1860 wearing this rare, early peaked cap

Provenance

Collected by a government Indian agent under Grover Cleveland at Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine, 1880-82

Dr. Frank T. Siebert Jr., (b. 1912 d. 1998) Old Town, Maine, a linguist and amateur anthropologist who devoted his later years to researching the Penobscot language and writing a Penobscot-English dictionary.

Exhibited

On loan to University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia, 1999 to 2002

On long-term loan to the Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine, 2002 to 2011

“The Four Mollys”, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine, January 31, 2002 to October 20, 2002

“Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume”. Maine State Museum, Augusta, Maine, May 23, 2009 to September 4, 2010

Published

American Indian Art Magazine, Summer 2004, pg. 65

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