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  • Barbra White

    History of the Top Hat

  • Kezia

    [Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front, wearing top hat and holding gloves] Date Created/Published: c1907.

  • Jesse

    The story of Top Hats “passersby panicked at the sight. Several women fainted, children screamed, dogs yelped, and an errand boy’s arm was broken when he was trampled by the mob.” So Hetherington was taken to court for wearing “a tall structure having a shining luster calculated to frighten timid people.”

  • Sandy

    May 7, 1915 Alfred Vanderbilt offered his life vest to a young mother, brave and gallant since he could not swim, he knew that there were no other life vests or lifeboats available.Because of his fame, several people on the Lusitania who survived the tragedy were observing him while events unfolded at the time and so they took note of his brave actions. He and Denyer were among the 1198 passengers who did not survive the incident. His body was never recovered.

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