This top hat is made of black silk plush, also known as hatter's plush. It has a black grosgrain ribbon around the base of the crown and is roughly 15.5 centimeters tall. The silk plush is treated with shellac which helps to waterproof the hat. This hat was made by J. Ulrich of Detroit, Michigan and was worn by David Mills, father of the donor.
Silk Plush, Grosgrain Ribbon
6.25"" h 10.5"" w 12.5"" d
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Mrs. John (mable R.) Stewart
J. UlrichJ. Ulrich was located in Detroit, Michigan in the 19th century. Stewart, Mrs. John (Mable R.)LaPeer Co.