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Object Name Hat, Top
Catalog Number 1915.02.03
Accession number 1915.02.03
Artist R.E. Taylor
Place of Origin Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Year Range to 1920
Year Range from 1905
Material Leather, Paper, Silk
Dimensions H-7.5 W-11 L-12 inches
Height (ft) 0.625
Height (in) 7.5
Length (ft) 1
Length (in) 12
Width (in) 11
Description A man's top hat comprised of black silk plush with a black grosgrain ribbon attached around the base of the crown. The 2.00" wide brim is also trimmed with a thinner black grosgrain ribbon. Attached to the inside bottom of the crown is a brown leather hatband with a pink silk ribbon bow. The sides and base of the crown are lined in a brown paper resembling moire silk and at the top base of the crown is the maker's mark stamped in gold lettering, which reads: "R.E. TAYLOR NORRISTOWN, PA."
Condition Good
Condition date 2006-02-15
Condition Notes Noted on 2.15.06: Some thin spots, small stains inside at the top of the hat.
Provenance Worn by William K. Schultz (1889-1979) during his young adult years. He was never married and lived in East Greenville, Montgomery County.

R.E. Taylor was a hat store located in Norristown, Montgomery County.