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British & French Bicorn Hats (Circa 1800) Man's bicorne hat in black silk, trimmed with a silk button, black silk braid and a pleated silk cockade. During the Georgian Era, bicorn hats were not just for Royal Navy officers fighting Napoleon. They were a popular and fashionable accessory for the man about town. However, by the beginning of the 1800s they were relegated mainly to the realm of formal wear in civilian life. By 1810 completely replaced by the top hat.

British & French Bicorn Hats (Circa 1800) Man's bicorne hat in black silk, trimmed with a silk button, black silk braid and a pleated silk cockade. During the Georgian Era, bicorn hats were not just for Royal Navy officers fighting Napoleon. They were a popular and fashionable accessory for the man about town. However, by the beginning of the 1800s they were relegated mainly to the realm of formal wear in civilian life. By 1810 completely replaced by the top hat.

Admiral of the Fleet Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke  1705 –1781 was an officer of the Royal Navy. Best remembered for his service during the Seven Years' War, particularly his victory over a French fleet at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759, preventing a French invasion of Britain. Hawke also served as First Lord of the Admiralty for five years between 1766 and 1771.

Admiral of the Fleet Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke 1705 –1781 was an officer of the Royal Navy. Best remembered for his service during the Seven Years' War, particularly his victory over a French fleet at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759, preventing a French invasion of Britain. Hawke also served as First Lord of the Admiralty for five years between 1766 and 1771.

Portrait of TSAR PAUL I   of Russia by Stepan Shchukin. Son of Peter III and Catherine the Great

Portrait of TSAR PAUL I of Russia by Stepan Shchukin. Son of Peter III and Catherine the Great

Bicorne Facebook: Anna Maria Island Beach Life www.annamariaislandhomerental.com Twitter: AMIHomerental

Bicorne Facebook: Anna Maria Island Beach Life www.annamariaislandhomerental.com Twitter: AMIHomerental

Tricornes - among the coolest hats ever designed,  No man looks bad in a tricorne - and a lot of women look good in them, too!

Tricornes - among the coolest hats ever designed, No man looks bad in a tricorne - and a lot of women look good in them, too!

Artist	  John Singleton Copley (1738–1815)     Description	  English: Portrait of the Salem, Massachusetts, merchant Benjamin Pickman Sr.  Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.  Date	circa 1758-1761  Medium	oil on canvas  Dimensions	50 3/8 in. x 40 1/4 in.  Current location	  (Inventory)Yale University Art Gallery  Source/Photographer	Yale University Art Gallery

Artist John Singleton Copley (1738–1815) Description English: Portrait of the Salem, Massachusetts, merchant Benjamin Pickman Sr. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Date circa 1758-1761 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 50 3/8 in. x 40 1/4 in. Current location (Inventory)Yale University Art Gallery Source/Photographer Yale University Art Gallery

Captain John Clayton Cowell (1762–1819), 1st Battalion, 1st (or the Royal) Regiment of Foot, c.1796  by William Beechey, National Army Museum

Captain John Clayton Cowell (1762–1819), 1st Battalion, 1st (or the Royal) Regiment of Foot, c.1796 by William Beechey, National Army Museum

the dashing Maurice Joseph Louis Gigost d'Elbée, 1752-94, executed by firing squad on the island of Noirmoutier, by artist Paulin Guérin.

the dashing Maurice Joseph Louis Gigost d'Elbée, 1752-94, executed by firing squad on the island of Noirmoutier, by artist Paulin Guérin.