Re: Workman's cap
- --- In Revlist@y..., Atlatl53@a... wrote:
> Sir,cap is in several of them. Some look exactly like the ones I've seen
> I have a copy of Engravings by Hogarth (101 prints). The working
in catalogs and on reenactors, like yourself, and there seems to be
variations on the same. Some seem fuller, wider,taller, etc etc. He
was born 1697 and died 1764. His prints run from 1720 to his death so
the workmans cap was used during this period but as to it's
popularity later??? I think it stayed popular but then, is that a
reenactorism to which I don't wish to be accused.
>As an old-timer who is follicly challenged, I find the cotton
workmans cap to be a valuable asset while sleeping on cold nights. It
covers the hairless head nicely, reducing body heat loss, and aiding
in comfortable sleep. Thus, it must be a period-correct item of
clothing - at least for us old-timers who have them left over from
circa 1764 :^).