Grenadier Officer's Mitre Cap

Unidentified Maker1763 - 1768

Albany Institute of History & Art

Albany Institute of History & Art

  • Title: Grenadier Officer's Mitre Cap
  • Creator: Unidentified Maker
  • Date: 1763 - 1768
  • Location: British North American Colonies or England
  • Type: Textiles, Costume, Accessories
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Victor Morawetz
  • External Link: http://www.albanyinstitute.org/home.html
  • Medium: Wool, silk, linen
  • Provenance: According to family tradition, the mitre cap was worn by a grenadier in the Regiment of the Duke of Albany during the French and Indian War. The grenadier was befriended by Col. Mark Hopkins (born 1739) of Stockbridge, MA, and gave Col. Hopkins the cap in appreciation for helping him after being wounded.
  • Marks: Embroidered on front: DIEU et Mon Droit / Albany