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Riding Hat

Description

Shiny black silk top hat; trimmed with black grosgrain band; brim, upturned at sides, edged with black grosgrain, lined with green wool; crown lined with cream silk and moire'; quilted sweatband of cream and grey striped silk; paper interlining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1885
Inscriptions
1) Printed/embossed on crown: ""BRADSHAW & WHITNEY / 385 WASHINGTON ST / BOSTON"". 2) Handwritten note pinned (and removed) to sweatband: ""Riding Hat / worn by Emma G. Cummings / about / 1875-1885.""
Material
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Hand Stitched
HAT
hats
headgear
machine-made
riding habits
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
7 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.327
Credit Line
Gift of the Misses Cummings
GUSN
6936

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