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Collapsible top Hat

Description:
Also known as a gibus or opera hat, this has springs inside which allow it to be folded flat for easy storage, for example in an opera house cloak-room. 
The mid-to-late 19th century was a golden age of opera, dominated by Wagner in Germany and Verdi in Italy.
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
197.812
Digital Number:
DMCL037a
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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