Harrison and Reid:
Harrison and Reid: 'The G.O.P Campaign Hat' felt top hat

Harrison and Reid: "The G.O.P Campaign Hat" felt top hat

Price: $325.00
Top hat, the "The G.O.P Campaign Hat" promoting Benjamin Harrrison for president and Whitelaw Reid for vice president, 1892.
Catalog No: 19496
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 9 in. (approx. height)
GRADE: Choice/XF

Top hat, the "The G.O.P Campaign Hat" promoting Benjamin Harrrison for president and Whitelaw Reid for vice president, 1892. Felt, with silk hatband and paper inner label. Sized for an adult. Label features portraits of Harrison and Reid in ovals to either side of U.S. Capitol and American flag, with the legend, "THE G.O.P. and Benj. Harrison / Campaign 1892 / Whitelaw Reid / Protect Home Industry / CAMPAIGN HAT." Very light age and wear, with toning and some minor tears to label.

These classic Harrison top hats, one of the great pieces of 19th century political accoutrement, seldom survive in such in nice shape. We've had only three examples over the past 20 years, all from 1888 and featuring Levi Morton. This is the first with Reid we can recall seeing, and it's also one of the best preserved and displayable.

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