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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  • 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.