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Pith Helmet

Description

White cotton pith helmet. 4 segments in crown, topped with button. Metal rimmed air holes on right and left sides. Linen strip banding crown with green and white striped linen scarf attached at back. Metal strip with buckle across front of brim, fastening underneath. Green cotton lining inside brim. Underside of crown lined with cork. Broad leather band inside crown edged with green silk band. Circular metal air vent at crown.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1910
Inscriptions
Label 1) on center of crown (silver letters on red leather): ""Tropical Helmet"" 2) Front crown (paper label): ""M. Boni(?) Cairo"" 3) Front Brim (paper label): ""R.ce (ce raised up)/ 5 1/2 / 58 / 7 1/8""
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
cork (bark)
cotton (textile)
leather
linen (material)
metal
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
Cork
cork (bark)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Exploration
headgear
HELMET, PITH
Leather
leather
Linen
linen (material)
metal
Silk
silk (textile)
topees
travel
Travel
Unidentified Metal
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.6157
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73750

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