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MUSIC: 1900 Ragtime! The term ragtime comes from the syncopated rhythm of the music - a "ragged" rhythm. The Maple Leaf rag was a favorite. It is believed to be names after the "Maple Leaf Club" in a small Missouri town. The first of Joplin's popular compositions.
A shako (/ˈʃækoʊ/, /ˈʃeɪkoʊ/, or /ˈʃɑːkoʊ/) is a tall, cylindrical military cap, usually with a visor, and sometimes tapered at the top. It is usually adorned with some kind of ornamental plate or badge on the front, metallic or otherwise, and often has a feather, plume (see hackle), or pompom attached at the top.
"An hour later, there were three more pregnancy tests that said the same thing. I bought different tests from different drug stores, hoping I would get a different result. But each time was like watching a movie about the Titanic: it doesn't matter how many times you watch it, the boat is going down in the end." She Bears a King
Top Hat: known by many other names such as high hat and chimney pot hat. The top hat was popularly worn in the 18th to the 20th century. It was associated with only being worn by upper classes as a formal wear hat. It was also known to be worn by certain servants such as a personal driver or a doorman, after World War 2 it became less popular and was mainly worn by politicians and magicians.
The square academic cap, graduate cap, or mortarboard (because of its similarity in appearance to the hawk used by bricklayers to hold mortar) or Oxford cap, is an item of academic head dress consisting of a horizontal square board fixed upon a skull-cap, with a tassel attached to the center. In the UK and the US, it is commonly referred to informally in conjunction with an academic gown worn as a cap and gown.