|Object Name||Hat, Top|
|Description||Black silk top hat with 5.75-inch crown. Black felt band around the base. Green wool underside of brim. Silk lines. No sweatband. Black grosgrain onedge of brim, very worn. Stamped inside on crown:The La Crosse Hat Works.|
|Collection||LCHS Hat Collection|
2 tags found in box say this is Gideon Hixon's hat. Hat has name Baldwin written in pencil inside.
La Crosse Hat Works was in business between 1905 and 1962, with the later years probably as hat cleaners. This hat should date to the early 20th century.
|Dimensions||H-6.25 W-10 D-12 inches|
|Inscription Type||Manufacturer's Mark|
|Inscription Text||The La Crosse Hat Works/ La Crosse, Wis.|
|Makers mark||Baldwin/ CLB (written in pencil inside)|
|Inscription Location||inside crown|