Women's hat

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1910-1930

GUSN

GUSN-191379

Description

Women's black felt hat. The hat has a medium-high crown that is circular and creased two thirds of the way around the top. Around the front half of the side of the crow, the felt has diagonal decorative ribbing. On the left side of the crown the material extends back in a gathered decorative wing. The brim is circular and has a wire sewn into the edge seam so that the brim can be manipulated into different shapes. The brim is wider around the front than the back. The underside of the brim and the inside of the crown show the backside of the felt fabric and are not as soft as the outside. There is a wide band of twill around the intersection of the brim and the crown. Sewn onto the front of the twill band is a cream colored "F." Through either side of the twill band there is a thin black elastic cord attached for a chin strap.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hats
felt (textile)
Hat

Inscription

"F" (Embroidered)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P963

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Headwear

Dimensions

2 6/16 (H), 7 8/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1383