Top Hat

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1882

GUSN

GUSN-146

Description

Top hat; black; high sheen; black gros grain ribbon at base of crown and edge of brim; underside of brim is black twill; brown embossed leather band and silk lining.

Details

Descriptive Terms

top hats
headgear
leather
silk (textile)
evening dresses (garments)
Hat
Hat, Top
Men's clothing
Leather
Formal Wear
Hat, Top

Inscription

Printed on lining: Lion with unicorn with crowned oval medallion between them, with the phrase: ""HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE."" There is a ribbon sash below with ""DIEU ET MON DROIT."" Beneath the sash are 5 coins arranged in a row and overlapping. The coins indicate dates of exhibitions: ""PARIS 1855 & 1867;"" LONDON 1862;"" ""PHILADELPHIA 1876."" Followed by ""TRADEMARK."" Below the coins are banners, and below these banners is the following: ""PRIZE MEDALS AWARDED TO/TRESS & CO. LONDON/GOLD MEDAL PARIS 1878/ Manufactured expressly for/D.P. ISLEY & CO./ 385 Washington Street/(OPPOSITE FRANKLIN ST.)/ BOSTON.""

Maker

Tress & Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, England

Accession Number

1937.343

Places

Massachusetts (United States)