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Hunting Shirt Colors

Post by Ty Davis » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:04 pm

While at the National Gathering last weekend we were talking about hunting shirt colors. Here is the link that list colors I was telling you guys about:

http://www.oldetoolshop.com/trekking/li ... olors.html
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Re: Hunting Shirt Colors

Post by Doc Mark » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:47 am

Hey, Ty,

Excellent stuff! Thanks for sharing this. My own hunting shirt is dyed pecan/brown, and I like it quite a lot. Need to wear it more often, as it's been put away in my Campaign trunk for a long time. Thanks, again, for posting this. Take care, and God Bless!

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Re: Hunting Shirt Colors

Post by robshilling » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:35 pm

Here is one I have saved.....

From the Carlisle Gazette, September 14, 1785:
"Edward O'Donnell, Rye Twp, Cumberland Co., offers reward for Irish indented servant man, John Rorke, about 35 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches, hair cut short, very yellow skin, down look, 3 fore toes of each foot remarkably longer than the rest, talks much about the sea and England, swears exceedingly, took with him a tow shirt, trousers and hunting shirt dyed with maple bark, new hat and old shores.

The book this comes from is Abstracts of South Central Pennsylvania Newspapers: 1785-1790; (Family Line Publications: Westminster, Maryland).

I take this to mean both the trousers and hunting shirt were dyed in maple bark. When I worked in the sawmill, we cut maple quite often. It would stain your hands a purplish black color. I had quit working at the mill when I found this runaway ad, but have wanted to get maple bark and dye some material to see what color it comes out.

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Re: Hunting Shirt Colors

Post by Ty Davis » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:59 am

That's a good one Rob!
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