1900s N. Snellenburg & Co Edwardian Hat Black Velv

  • Item #6010 Authentic custom made Victorian Edwardian Hat by N. Snellenburg & Co. of Philadelphia Black velvet with white feathers and lace bow and under brim trim Inside pouch for coiffure. You can wear on top of high hairstyle Hat measures 13" brim diameter and 6.5" inside diameter Hats made by the same clothier are in Philadelphia Museum and other Museum Collections Joseph Snellenburg opened his shop in the 1850s on South Street and later ran one of his two retail stores here at this triangular property. The company employed 1,600 people, and included another retail store on Market Street and a manufacturing operation on North 3rd Street, where other German Jewish clothing houses were located. Snellenburg's remained in business well into the 20th century. Condition: There is a tulle ribbon tucked in the side of the hat and that ribbon is flaking off, disintegrating, some of the white lace ribbon under the hat is missing but not noticeable when worn.

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