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Top hat

Object Number: 
1952.324a
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Beaver, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 11 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 28.6 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: inside hat, in gold: "DRAKE/725/BROADWAY/NEW-YORK HOTEL."
Description: 
Black beaver top hat with wide black silk band.
Gallery Label: 
This beaver hat was worn by Hon. Caleb S. Woodhull (1792-1866), Mayor of New York City from 1849 to 1851. Mayor Woodhull was the grandfather of the donor. It is labeled by the hatter Stephen Drake, who was located at 725 Broadway in 1865.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Leslie A. Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group