AN M.P.’s ASTONISHING HAT.
There is nothing like a spell of really hot weather for breaking through conventional forms of dress. On Monday night the Hon. Walter Rothschild made his appearance crowned with a hat the like of which had never before been seen at Westminster. The shape was that of the ordinary tall silk hat, but the material was light-coloured plaited straw, and, although his fellow members looked a little surprised at the innovation, envy of the coolness of the headgear was quite as strong as astonishment at the new member’s courage.— “Westminster Gazette”
Leicester Chronicle and the Leicestershire Mercury, Saturday 10 June 1899