If I had a photo I wouldn't have to ask what one looked like. Have seen 2 or 3 references in stories written in the 1920s or a bit earlier to a man wearing a Christie hat but no description or helpful context.
How about a photo or link of where they were mentioned? That’s what I was asking for.
It could have been a localized term, and misquote, or??? Some context on where you came across this name would be helpful.