|Object ID #||1955.002.001|
|Object Name||Hat, Top|
|Title||Mr. George Snider's Top Hat|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1851|
|Year Range to||1875|
|Made||Christy's (of London)|
|Place of Origin||England, United Kingdom|
|Description||Black felt top hat. It is printed inside the crown with an elaborate Christy's of London trademark.|
Made by Christy's of London, England. Belonged to George Snider, M.P. for North Grey, member at the time of Confederation (1867). Mr. Snider was also a Land Agent and Magistrate in Owen Sound, Grey County. Snider's Hill in Owen Sound is named after him. His lifedates were b. 1813-d. June 16, 1885.
George Snider was a Reformer Member of Parliament for three terms, and was presented with a "Confederation Medal" as he had been present as a member on July 1, 1867. Mr. Snider also served as Mayor of Owen Sound in 1859-1860, 1863-1864 and 1871.
The item was inherited by Jean Armstrong of Owen Sound (a grand-niece).
|Collection||Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Men's|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|