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Topee

Description

White; pleated linen band, with brown leather chin strap across brim front; brim trimmed with light tan leather; underside of brim is green; leather and cork lining with ventilation hole at dome.

Details

Maker
Sports, The (Recipient)
Possibly Tropical Helmet (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1920
Inscriptions
Printed labels with gold lettering: 1) ""The Sports/Gents Outfitters/Kingston, Ja."" 2) ""TROPICAL HELMET/CSH (these three initials overlap eachother to form a monogram)/London.""
Location of origin
Kingston, Jamaica; London, England
Material
cork (bark)
cotton (textile)
leather
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
Cork
cork (bark)
cotton (textile)
headgear
HELMET, PITH
leather
Leather
Men's clothing
topees
Tropical
tropical climate
Accession Number
1947.354
GUSN
54643

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