• The process of making hats from the pelts of beavers is partially illustrated in this 1858 artwork from Charles Knight, produced by the London Printing and Publishing Company.

Making Beaver Hats

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims


  • Note that all the people portrayed in the image, including the three voyagers at the upper left, are either wearing or holding a hat.
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