Man's Hat

Artist/maker unknown, American

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
Early 19th century

Medium:
Fur felt

Dimensions:
12 15/16 x 8 1/4 inches (32.8 x 21 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1941-65-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward Wetherill, 1941

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Label:
While this early nineteenth-century example appears extreme, top hats in a tremendous variety of shapes were the headgear of choice for respectable and fashionable men throughout the nineteenth century. The high-crowned, cylindrical style was usually black, although light colors were worn during the day.