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Gaimes, Sanders & Nicol

Specimen of material used in the new ventilating hat : as exhibited, class 6, no. 58 / Gaimes, Sanders & Nicol, 22 Birchin Lane, Cornhill, & 111 Strand, London.

Additional Title(s):

New ventilating hat

[London] : [Gaimes, Sanders & Nicol], [1851]
Physical Description:
1 trade card : illustrations ; 9 x 13 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TS2185.G3 S64a Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BAC: British Art Center copy is housed with a similar trade card printed on cork made for Gaimes, Sanders & Nicol's participation in the Royal Panopticon of Science and Art, 1854.
The trade card features a lithographed (?) illustration of the Crystal Palace. The illustration is signed: "Maclure MacDonald & MacGregor, London."
"As exhibited, class 6, no. 58" refers to the presence of Gaimes, Sanders, & Nicol's cork hats at the Great Exhibition, 1851, at the Crystal Palace, in Sydenham, London.
The card is printed on a thin sheet of cork. Contemporary advertisements for hats made by Gaimes, Sanders & Nicol touted their extreme lightness, durability, and ventilation, traits that made them attractive for the Australian and Indian markets.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Clothing trade -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Crystal Palace (Sydenham, London, England)
Gaimes, Sanders & Nicol.
Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
Hat trade -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Hats -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Millinery -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Cork (bark)
Trade cards (advertising)
Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor, illustrator.

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