Silk, wool, leather
Overall: 6 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 9 in. ( 16.5 x 29.2 x 22.9 cm )
printed: inside top of crown: "TRADE MARK / H C & Co [letters are intertwined] / NEW YORK" applied gold monogram: inside top of crown: "JH"
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.
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.
Gift of James H. S. Hughes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.