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Hello! Do you like my hat?

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by Private Watkins, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Private Watkins

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    The feathers are an extra fabulous touch.

    Here's a question: Why the feathers? I wonder how that got started.
     
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    He just wanted a feather in his cap :wink:

    In ceremonial dress, the biggest the hat, the biggest the status (thus the big hat expression.)

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    There has to be some naked birds laughing themselves silly upon see where their feathers were used.
     
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    New York State Military Museum photo
     
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    This is possibly the greatest thread in the history of Civil War Talk.
     
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    National Rifles DC Militia. I have one of their epaulets in my collection.
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    The only problem with the feathers in his hat as it wasn't long before he was hanging upside down. Mussolini
     
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    Well one day this soldier walked into a bar with a chicken setting on top of his head...
     
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    Purty hats, indeed!!.....Uniforms and hats had some real class back "in the day"!
     
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    :dance: Yankee Doodle went to town
    Riding on a pony
    Stuck a... :dance:
     
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