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 centimeters tall. The silk plush is treated with shellac which helps to waterproof the hat. This hat was made in Germany, possibly by Paul Gliemann. It was worn in 1888 at the donor's father's wedding.
Silk Plush, Grosgrain Ribbon
6.5"" h 9.5"" w 11.25"" d
Current Location Status:
Gift Of F. K. Hess
Harrison Park School Grand River Exhibit
(2014)The fifth Grade class at harrison park Elementary created this exhibit for there school after participating int he Immerse program at the museum.
Hess, F. K.