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Pith Helmet

Description

White cotton pith helmet; six segments in crown, topped with button; matching band and brim; thin leather chin strap with buckle across; front brim fastening with metal hooks to inside of brim; inside of brim lined with green canvas; broad tan leather band inside crown with smaller red silk band with drawstring closure; round metal vent middle of inside crown.

Details

Maker
Possibly Christy's London (Maker)
Date
1890-1910
Inscriptions
Labels: 1) (center-inside crown, gold letters on green leather, circular format:) ""Christy's London. For the Tropics"". 2) (cloth label, back-inside crown:) ""Davies Bryan & Co, Cairo & Alexandria"". 3) (name & insignia embossed in gold on leather, left side, inside crown:) ""Christy's London"".
Location of origin
London, England
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
leather
metal
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
headgear
HELMET, PITH
leather
Leather
Men's clothing
metal
topees
Unidentified Metal
Accession Number
1969.6156
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73749

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