|Dimensions||W-15.5 L-43 inches|
Chaps worn by Horace Hastings Hand. The chaps have a leather belt at the top which has a faux weave pattern. The front center of the chaps lace with a leather strap. The back of the chaps buckle, there are nine different holes on the back. The legs of the chaps are constructed of leather, the front are covered with Angora (goat hair) and the back are lined with a heavy canvas material.
Horace Hastings Hand came to Montana in 1879 worked various jobs and became a freighter from Divide, Montana to mining camps as far away as Gibbinsville, Idaho. He homesteaded between Dewey and Wise River Montana, married Maggie Halbert teacher in Dewey 1892. Six children were born to the couple: John W. Hand, Nettie Hand Garrison, Byron Hand, Rock Hand (est. Rock Hand and Co in Helena) Thelma Hand Kalsta, and Susan Hand.