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The Huddersfield Chronicle reported that John Hetherington wore the first top hat on this day in 1797. The article stated that he was arrested for breach of the peace after ‘several women fainted at the unusual sight’

The Huddersfield Chronicle reported that John Hetherington wore the first top hat on this day in The article stated that he was arrested for breach of the peace after ‘several women fainted at the unusual sight’

"A Visit to the Grandmother" by John Raphael Smith after Thomas James Northcote (1785)

A Visit to Grandmother by John Raphael Smith after Thomas James Northcote, Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium)

19th century French  Trumeau Mirror - 69" high 49" long - Clark Antiques Gallery $4,995.00 - STUNNNING!

19th century French Trumeau Mirror - 69" high 49" long - Clark Antiques Gallery $4,995.00 - STUNNNING!

An American 19th c. painted cast iron trade sign in the form of a top hat with eye for hanging, the interior painted with a hat band. Kellogg Collection Sold: $4956

painted cast iron "Hat Shop Trade Sign" It is in the form of a top hat with eye for hanging, the interior painted with a hat band.

Antique Vintage Knox New York top hat by mysweetiepiepie, via Flickr...one of these days I'm going to get one of these.

Antique Vintage Knox New York top hat by mysweetiepiepie, via Flickr...one of these days I'm going to get one of these.

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