|Object Name||Hat, Top|
|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|
|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 Notes||Noted on 2.15.06: Some thin spots, small stains inside at the top of the hat.|
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.