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Black womens hat. The hat has a tall crown with a circular top. The top and part of the sides of the crown are black felt while the bottom half of the crown and the wide circular brim are black velvet. The velvet around the crown is slightly gathered horizontally. The brim gets narrower and curls up toward the back and. Laying across the back part of the brim and extending out to the sides and up above the crown are two black ostrich feathers. The shafts of both the feathers are encased in a shiny black plastic and are laid across the back of the hat with the shafts sticking out of the right side. On the underside, the brim is also velvet and the inside of the crown is lined with black silk.
velvet (fabric weave)
"NEW YORK BOSTON / H / L.P. Hollander & Co / PARIS 5 CITE ROUGEMONT"
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
L.P. Hollander & Co. (Manufacturer)
3 14/16 (H), 13 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation