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Man's hat        American (Connecticut) (?), mid to late 19th century         USA  Dimensions      17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)  Medium or Technique      Straw, cotton; woven

), mid to late century USA Dimensions cm in.) Medium or Technique Straw, cotton;

the felted beaver fur that was traditionally used in construction proved just slightly too hot for the summer months. The solution was the introduction of straw top hots for summer wear. In the very early 19th century some were even painted black to resemble their winter counterparts as closely as possible, but eventually leaving the straw its natural color became the style of choice. This one is American in origin and dates to 1832.

Top hats were a fashion must for all respectable gentlemen for a good portion of the century. However the felted beaver fur that was traditionally used in construction proved just slightly too.

ZYLINDERHUT LM-53855 Zylinderhut. Breiter, flacher Rand. Gupf sich nach oben verbreiternd. Stroh, geflochten. Um 1790. Masse: Höhe 15 cm, Durchmesser 18 cm. (LM-53855)

Gupf is widening upwards. Around Dimensions: height 15 cm, diameter 18 cm.

Augusta Auctions LADY'S CHIP STRAW RIDING HAT, AMERICAN, 1810-1820 Braided chip straw (shaved wood) tall crown hat w/ narrow brim decorated w/ quilled chip blossom & entwined chip ribbon, linen interior sweat band, (4" unstitched area where top of hat joins sides) excellent.

Lady chip straw riding hat, braided chip straw (shaved wood) tall crown hat w/ narrow brim decorated w/ quilled chip blossom & entwined chip ribbon, linen interior sweat band,

Top Hat in a lighter shade, most likely worn during the day. Top Hat, c. 1835, The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Top Hat 1835 “ 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.

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