|Object Name||Hat, Top|
|Alternate Name||Top Hat|
Man's black silk plush top hat. Cylindrical crown flares slightly at top and bottom; flat top; curved brim with bound edges; black grosgrain ribbon hatband with a bow on one side. Crown has cardboard foundation, and top is lined with cream silk. Brown leather headband has an inscription in gold: "Wm. J. Hampton." Printed mark on the silk lining: "EXTRA QUALITY / JOHN WANAMAKER / At the Sign of / The Best Hat / PHILADELPHIA - NEW YORK / PARIS." A small blue and gold paper sticker for "ROTARY / INTERNATIONAL" is adhered to the lining.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Silk Beaver, Stove Pipe Hat, New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of Florence (Mrs. Vernon B.) Hampton|
|Ownership and History||
Worn by Dr. William Judson Hampton (d. 1934), father of Vernon B. Hampton. William Hampton pursued his graduate studies at Columbia University, New York University, and Drew Theological Seminary, and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy diploma in 1909. Before coming to Staten Island he served in several parishes in New Jersey. In 1918 he became pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Port Richmond, Staten Island, where he served for 5 years. He later served as pastor of Kingsley Methodist Episcopal Church in Stapleton, Staten Island. He left Staten Island in 1930, when he took charge of Wesley Methodist Church at Phillipsburg, NJ.
Dr. Hampton also authored several publications, including "Dodging the Commandments" (1914) and "Presidential Shrines from Washington to Coolidge" (1928).
Clothing & dress
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Headwear|
Hampton, Dr. William Judson
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