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Object ID # 1955.002.001
Object Name Hat, Top
Title Mr. George Snider's Top Hat
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date pre-1885
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.
Provenance 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
Material Cardboard/Felt/Silk/Leather/Ribbons/Glue?/Dye/Ink
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Snider, George

Armstrong, Jean
Subjects Hats
Politicians