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Catalog Number 00.26.2A-C
Object Name Hat
Description A)Man's tall black silk hat (top hat); high crown w/staight side/flat top. 1-3/4 brim, turned up slightly on sides; edge covered w/binding. Black felt hatband around base of crown. Wide, brown leather sweatband inside; small satin bow at seam of band. Cream-colored satin lining covers interior. 2 gold logos/print on lining: Dobbs/Fifth/Avenue/New York/ w/crest-like emblem of lions/shield; Frank Bros/THE STORE FOR MEN/San Antonio,Texas. B,C) cardboard hatbox; black exterior w/yellow/gray images. Leather straps on sides of box; 1 w/buckle, holes on other, closes over flat, loose cover.
Provenance Used by members of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, Tucson Chapter, 1950s/1980s. Part of living history costumes. Harry Mann was charter member. Made by Stetson Shoes, Weymouth,MA,39-3 87345