Leather Top Hat Box

Image

Leather Top Hat Box

Title

Leather Top Hat Box

Identifier

1995-11.15

Description

(Hatbox) Leather top hat box; stamped with “A. Levy”; lined with blue and white striped fabric.
Achille Levy came to Ventura County from France in the 1870s. Here he grew his business from agricultural broker at the Port of Hueneme to the largest locally owned bank for 112 consecutive years. After founding the bank, he briefly returned to his homeland of France and on his return, he brought back a top hat to match his new business stature.
[From Paris, France]

Creator

Chappellerie Modele

Date

1902

Format

Color Photograph

Subject

Levy, Achille
Hatboxes

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

Museum of Ventura County. All rights reserved.

Type

Image

Language

English

Original Format

Physical Object (Hatbox)

Collection

Citation

Chappellerie Modele, “Leather Top Hat Box,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed December 5, 2020, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/2628.