Black Beaver Top Hat

Description
Of mid-1800s construction this top hat is made from the fur of a black beaver. Made by a Philadelphia hatter to resemble “the style of Ben Franklin” the hat boasts a wide brim and is slightly worn at the crown.
Object Name
hat
date made
1800-1899
maker
Hilborn
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
made in
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
CS*015677
catalog number
015677
accession number
58845
subject
Quakers
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
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Home and Community Life: Costume
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Julian James

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