Victorian Beaver felt Top Hat, made in Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1850 - 1890 (c.)

Description:Hat making was a prime industry Newcastle-under-Lyme in the Victorian period.
This top hat was produced in Newcastle at during the 19th century.

You very rarely see anyone wearing a top hat today exept perhaps at a wedding or other formal occasion. But during the nineteenth century most men wore a top hat.


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Image courtesy of: Mrs Jones

Donor ref:NM.1997.144® (22/27724)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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