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Embroidered "1773" Boston Tea Party cap - For hardcore history folks - Chili

Regular price $ 24.95 USD
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 If you know the event this design refers to, then you understand why I wrote "for hardcore history folks." If you're not sure what this is all about, you'll find an explanation below. 

Our exclusive "1773" Boston Tea Party design embroidered in New England on the front of a pigment-dyed red 100% cotton twill cap.

The cap has an unstructured crown with top button and six sewn eyelets. Curved bill with six rows of stitching. Self-fabric closure with D-ring slider and tuck-in strap.

Also available in  khaki, charcoal, hunter green, and maroon

As well as in two-tone caps in khaki/maroonkhaki/charcoalkhaki/navy, and a leather patch cap.

The "1773" Boston Tea Party design is also available in a crewneck shirt for men and womenwomen's v-neckcrewneck sweatshirt in brown, as a handmade braceletvinyl decal, and sticker.

Explore our other caps in this collection.

 

 The historic event behind the design

There's no name or other explanation on the shirt, which is why we labeled it "for hardcore history folks." We asked our Facebook community to explain the history behind the design: 

"The Tea Act of 1773 gave the British East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in America.

On the evening of December 16th, 1773, Bostonians, following the lead of the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Narragansett or Mohawk Indians (sources disagree), boarded three ships and destroyed 342 chests of East India Company tea, which they dumped in the harbor.

The destruction of the tea was the final straw for Parliament and led to the Intolerable Acts of 1774. These closed the port of Boston, instituted a military government, quartered troops among the population, and allowed all British officials charged with a crime to stand trial in Great Britain instead of the Colonies.

Many years later George Hewes, a 31–year–old shoemaker and participant, recalled "We then were ordered by our commander to open the hatches and take out all the chests of tea and throw them overboard. And we immediately proceeded to execute his orders, first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as thoroughly to expose them to the effects of the water."

Thanks to Chuck Burks, Nicole René Shults, Dennis Conley, Janet Raychouni, and Kevin Nelson for their contributions.

As Larisa Moran Prinz commented, "Be a rebel and stump the average person."

Shipping

 

Timing: We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for a reliable and on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to the "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

  • When it's longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.

 

    Domestic shipping charges:

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. We strong recommend selected UPS (below), especially during November and December.

      • $4.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $4.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $7.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    • UPS 3 Business Day Select - We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
    UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
      • $11.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $14.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)

      • $44.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $49.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    International shipping: Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

    • Canada and Mexico

      • $18.00 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $24.00 for Woven blanket, hooded sweatshirts, and mugs. 

    • Rest of the World

      • Rates starts at $65.00

    Note: Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

      All designs are copyrighted by The History List

      All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.

      Mission

      Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

      Customer Reviews

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      Kathleen N.
      Perfect

      Sent as a gift to my nephew who loves history as much as I do. He loved the surprise and said it looks great and fits perfectly.

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      Craig P.
      1773 cap

      Great purchase cap better than the pictures and I truly appreciate the prompt shipping.

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      Ira T.
      Great cap

      The quality and the design are excellent.

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      Scott F.
      Theodore Roosevelt Leather Patch Cap

      Great quality, great fit. You keep coming out with Roosevelt items knowing you have at least one customer. Thanks and keep them coming.

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      Centurion W.
      Great cap!

      Matches my Rough Rider shirt perfectly! Great low rise 'Dad' cap!

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      Jenifer L.
      Great gift idea

      As always, The History List, has come through on great ideas for gift ideas for my husband for Christmas. He loves history and loves the shirts and items from this company. He has gotten so many compliments over the years! ❤️

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      Centurion W.
      Nice shirt!

      Good image, good cotton.

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      Tracy L.
      Perfect size!

      I love the fit of my new History Nerd ball cap! Great colors, too.

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