Top hat

Object Number: 
1943.311
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Silk, wool, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 9 in. ( 16.5 x 29.2 x 22.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: inside top of crown: "TRADE MARK / H C & Co [letters are intertwined] / NEW YORK" applied gold monogram: inside top of crown: "JH"
Description: 
Black beaver (silk) top hat with edges of brim bent inward on sides and wool felt band on exterior; leather sweatband and cream silk lining; small circular ventilation hole in center of top.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, the donor purchased this hat at Hackett Carhart & Co., which was located at the corner of Broadway and Canal Street in New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of James H. S. Hughes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group