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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (455 items)

    Hello fellow collectors!!!!

    I just acquired this mourning top hat that was manufactured for Vogel Brothers department store. This one is from somewhere between 1880-1895. Given the age of this fine top hat, it is covered in beaver silk. Later on, from the turn of the 20th century, most were covered in either rabbit, ermine or a mixture of both. The mourning band, on this one, is made of cotton. All of my other have wool mourning bands on them.

    This top hat was extremely dirty and I removed a tremendous amount of dirt and dust from this one during the cleaning process. Though very old, it still produced a beautiful gleaming shine, after some intense polishing. I was actually a bit unsure if this one would ever come clean and pleasantly surprised at the final results.

    Vogel Brothers department store was located at 8th and 42nd Street in New York City. Vogel Brothers, was a 19th-early 20th century department store that specialized in clothing for men, women, and children. Vogel’s had taken up the entire SW corner of 8th Avenue and W. 42nd Street. After the store closed, the building was converted to a theater.

    Thanks for stopping in to have a look!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
      Cleaned up real nice Scott, nice addition to your collection!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Pops,
      Thank you friend!! I do appreciate the fine comment. Thanks also for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      oroyoroyisthatyourhorse,
      Thanks!! Thanks also for the appreciation and for stopping in. Very much appreciated!!!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      A very nice hat. Now if only you had a box for it.
    5. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      Very cool it looks like a vinyl from the top!!SpArkly!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Another "top" hat, Scott!
      A vinyl was my idea too when seeing pic#3. I wonder which song it would play :-D
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Thomas!!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      fortapache,
      Thanks! I actually have an old hat box that I store it in, just wish I had the original box though.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      fleafinder,
      Thanks for the cute comment. Yes, it does sort of remind you of a vinyl from the top.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and for stopping by

      Thomas

      Michael

      Roy

      Judy

      fleafinder

      fortapache

      Mike

      and

      Kyra

      All very greatly appreciated!!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks!! Since this is a mourning hat, I'm certain it would play a sad song:) Thank you again for the comment, the love and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Karen
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by and admiring my latest top hat. Always very much appreciated!!
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      stunning hat my friend!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      SEAN,
      Thanks friend!!! This is only the third mourning top hat that I own, but it did make a nice addition to my collection. Thanks for the appreciation and for taking the time to stop in. I do certainly appreciate it!!!
    15. btrue, 4 years ago
      Wow! Just amazing!! I love it!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Well thank you btrue!! I do appreciate the fine compliment, the love and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation friend!! I do appreciate you!
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      I so which that men still wore hats and clothes like this! Just imagine how it would make my day if they would great me by lifting their hat when you meet them on the way to work in the morning.... But I guess progress is good as it makes me able to go to work. But clothes/hat and manner wise I would love it.
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Elisabethan,
      I totally concur!!! Those must have been such grand ole times. I have some men's Victorian clothing in my collection (shirts, collars, vest,spats and, of course, top hats).
      Thanks so much for the wonderful comment and the love. Very truly appreciated!!!!
    20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      You are welcome, we understand each other then. My next step is women clothes...have just started to be interested in beaded bags...
      I have two great 1920's dresses in the attic. Bought them 15 years ago from a castel here in Sweden. Didn´t know what to do with them but just could not let them slipp away.
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      You must post the dresses and bags for all of us to see. I love the clothing, hats, bags, shoes, trunks and basically anything from that era. Few of those items have been preserved and they are slowly slipping away. Eventually, future generations will only be able to see photos of items from that era.
    22. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      I must clean and search the attic so I'll post them in a year or so :) lol. I have posted one beaded bag already. Will follow your advice. Thankyou
    23. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      Really cool. love it!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      vintagelamp,
      Thank you for the cool comment!! Thanks also for the love and for stopping by.
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves and for stopping by

      kivatinitz

      and

      Jean

      I do appreciate you both!!
    26. buckethead, 4 years ago
      Your top hats are pretty nice jscott0363.
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Well thank you buckethead!!! I do appreciate the compliment, the appreciation and for stopping in. Very much appreciated!!!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Ken,
      Thanks so much for the appreciation and for stopping by. I do appreciate it!
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and for stopping by to check out my top hat

      OneGoodFind

      and

      Alan

      Many thanks to you both!

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