Embroidered "1773" Boston Tea Party cap - For hardcore history folks - Chili
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.
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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."
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All original designs are copyrighted by The History List
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Nice cap...I like a cap that fits low and this one is perfect....quality material...lightning shipping....thanks Lee
This is the second cap my husband has purchased, it's well made, wears well, and looks awesome. Highly recommend this hat.
Aside from the fact this is a quality cap it is a phenomenal conversation starter. One person said “ that shows how much you know about the revolution it started in 1776! “ I then explained the Boston Tea Party and other early events. She then wanted to know about The History List. Thank y’all!
it’s a great hat and well made the only problem was that the “khaki” was less tan and more of a green. my mother still loved it so it wasn’t a wasted purchase.
These caps are an excellent quality made cap. Just the thing for a Rough Rider enthusiast.
The Rough Rider cap is perfect!
This is a really cool historical hat. I probably have worn it every day since I have purchased it.
I have a couple history-based shirts & sweatshirts and I wanted a cap to complete the look; this is the one! Couldn't ask for a better low-profile cap with robust material & excellent print work, especially at this price point.
I am now a stylish "History Nerd".