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Majorette Hat with Plume and Box

2015.34.1.2.1ab-.2 (RS220074)

Description

Red corduroy baton squad hat [2015.34.1.2.1a] with white piping, white faux leather belt around crown with gold buttons and buckle, gold eagle emblem on front, white faux leather brim, brown leather and black cotton lining, and plastic sleeve stitched to interior top of crown. White feather plume[2015.34.1.2.1b]. Original shipping box [2015.34.1.2.2]

Details

Maker
Harding Uniform and Regalia Co.
Date
1962
Inscriptions
"HARDING/UNFIFORM AND REGALIA CO./99 BEDFORD ST./WPL 11337/100% WOOL" (Gold text inside hat on clear plastic sleeve. "WPL 11337/100% WOOL" is inside a gold rectangle.)
"Diane Gilliland/Salem High School/Salem, Mass" (Handwritten on small piece of paper behind plastic sleeve. Blue ink.)
"93070/UNITED HATTERS, CAPS, AND MILLINARY W'RKS/INT. UNION/REGISTERED" (Tag within cleae plastic sleeve stitched to top of crown. Some additional codes obstructed by stitching on tag.)
"POST MASTER: CONTENTS: MERCHANDISE. THIS PARCEL MAY BE OP ----- OSTAL/RETURN POST----TEED/From/HARDING UNIFORM AND REGALIA CO./99 BEDFORD STREET * BOSTON MASS./To Miss Barbara E. Gilliland/50 Ocean Ave., Salem, Mass." (Some text obstrcuted by loss.)
"No 31523/DUE SENDER$ 865/M.O. FEE 70/TOTAL 880" (Combination of stamp and handwritten numbers. Blue or black ink.)
"885" (Handwritten numbers in pencil.)
"HAT TO/UNIFORM" (Handwritten by owner in black or blue ink.)
"CORRUGATED BOX CO. INC./CERTIFICATE/OF BOX MAKER/THIS BOX CONFORMS TO/ALL CONSTRUCTION RE-/QUIREMENTS OF UNIFORM/FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION/BURSTING /TEST/200/LBS PER/SQ. INCH/SIZE/LIMIT/75/INCHES/GROSS/WT LT/65/LBS" (Some text obstructed by tape)
"#9 1/2 X / #MD8" (stamped)
Location of origin
Boston, MA, United States
Material
cardboard
corduroy
feather (material)
kapok (fiber)
leather
metal
wool (textile)
Object type
Personal Symbols; Status Symbols
Descriptive terms
boxes (containers)
cardboard
corduroy
feather (material)
hats
kapok (fiber)
leather
metal
Uniform, Sports
wool (textile)
Dimensions
5 3/4 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2015.34.1.2.1ab-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Diane Madore\n
GUSN
308750

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