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From the Display Case: Epaulettes from mid 1700s

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Friday, February 09, 2018

These epaulettes were made from imported British or European materials in 1778. They were part of a military uniform worn by Colonel Elisha Porter (1742-1796) of Hadley, an important example of a late 18th-century officer’s uniform, owned and worn in the Connecticut River Valley. Gift of the Cooley Family, Hartford, Conn., direct descendants of Col. Elisha Porter.

See this item at The Flynt Center of Early New England Life at Historic Deerfield, 37 Old Main St., Deerfield. For more information, call 413-775-7132 or visit: www.historic-deerfield.org