Sailor Cap Styles: Tams

Figure 1.--This New York boy in 1905 wears a sailor cap that looks to be a tam. Nore the emrroidered ancors on the front. Click on the image to learn more about the boy. Image courtesy of the MD collection.

Some caps are difficult to make out. We note some American boys at the turn of the 20th century wearing sailor caps that look rather like tams. The ones we have noted are dark caos with an embridered symbol on the front. We are not sure if there was a streamer. These caps may have also been worn in Europe, but we do not yet have confirmation of that.


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Created: March 7, 2003
Last updated: March 7, 2003