Costume and Textiles
Man's HatMade in United States, North and Central America
Early 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, American
Currently not on view
1941-65-1Gift of Mrs. Edward Wetherill, 1941
LabelWhile 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.