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Hat - Top hat

From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

Description
Black plush silk top hat with cream silk lining and leather and padded cloth interior bands. Black wool band.
Object Registration
T0029
Keywords
top hat, silk plush, nineteenth century, christy & co, christys', menswear
Historical information
Established in London in 1773 by Miller Christy, Christys' continues to manufacture hats today. Their hats have been worn by members of the British royal family, Winston Churchill and Marlon Brando in the film 'The Godfather'.
When Made
late 19th - early 20th century
Made By
Christy & Co (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Label, printed in blue on crown silk lining: ENGLISH MANUFACTURE / CHRISTYS' LONDON'
Last updated
13 Aug 2019 at 7:37PM