Women's hat

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1900-1930

GUSN

GUSN-191409

Description

Dark brown velvet women's hat. The hat has a high crown with a circular flat top. The velvet on the top of the crown is loose. The brim is circular. Toward the back of the hat the brim narrows in width. There is a wire sewn into the outer edge of the brim to help keep its shape. There are taupe ostrich feathers attached to the side of the crown and wrap all the way around the hat. The underside of the brim is the same dark brown velvet. The interior of the crown is lined with black silk.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hats
velvet (fabric weave)
silk (textile)
feather (material)
Hat

Inscription

"Helen Crosby / 277 Dartmouth St. / Boston, Mass" (Black label with bright blue stitching.)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P967

Maker

Helen Crosby (Manufacturer)

Object Type

Clothing -- Headwear

Dimensions

4 6/16 (H), 12 15/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1387.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)