Topee

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1920

GUSN

GUSN-54643

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

Descriptive Terms

topees
headgear
cork (bark)
cotton (textile)
leather
tropical climate
Men's clothing
Leather
Cork
Tropical
HELMET, PITH

Inscription

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.""

Maker

Sports, The (Recipient)
Possibly Tropical Helmet (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Kingston, Jamaica; London, England

Accession Number

1947.354