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Object ID # 1972.005.003
Object Name Hat, Top
Title Dan McCallum's Top Hat (1868)
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1868
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Man's black-coloured, brushed velvet top hat with black corrugated ribbon around the base of the stack. The ribbon is held by a small black buckle on the proper right side. The ribbon extends beyond the buckle by about 4cm. The structure seems to be made of cardboard or a similar material.
Provenance Original provenance/maker unknown. Belonged to Donald "Dan" McCallum of Derby Township, Grey County who reportedly wore it on his wedding day in 1868.

Later owned by Rebecca Waterton (neƩ McNabb), of Sullivan Township, Grey County.


Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Men's
Material Cardboard/Velvet/Ribbon/Glue
Dimensions H-13.2 W-24.4 L-27.9 cm
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Waterton, Jack
McCallum, Dan
Waterton, Beckie
Subjects Wedding costume
Hat industry