Majorette Hat with Plume and Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1962

GUSN

GUSN-308750

Description

Red corduroy baton squad hat [2015.34.1.2.1a] with white piping, white faux leather belt around crown with gold buttons and buckle, gold eagle emblem on front, white faux leather brim, brown leather and black cotton lining, and plastic sleeve stitched to interior top of crown. White feather plume[2015.34.1.2.1b]. Original shipping box [2015.34.1.2.2]

Details

Descriptive Terms

hats
feather (material)
boxes (containers)
corduroy
kapok (fiber)
leather
metal
feather (material)
cardboard
wool (textile)
Uniform, Sports

Inscription

"HARDING/UNFIFORM AND REGALIA CO./99 BEDFORD ST./WPL 11337/100% WOOL" (Gold text inside hat on clear plastic sleeve. "WPL 11337/100% WOOL" is inside a gold rectangle.)
"Diane Gilliland/Salem High School/Salem, Mass" (Handwritten on small piece of paper behind plastic sleeve. Blue ink.)
"93070/UNITED HATTERS, CAPS, AND MILLINARY W'RKS/INT. UNION/REGISTERED" (Tag within cleae plastic sleeve stitched to top of crown. Some additional codes obstructed by stitching on tag.)
"POST MASTER: CONTENTS: MERCHANDISE. THIS PARCEL MAY BE OP ----- OSTAL/RETURN POST----TEED/From/HARDING UNIFORM AND REGALIA CO./99 BEDFORD STREET * BOSTON MASS./To Miss Barbara E. Gilliland/50 Ocean Ave., Salem, Mass." (Some text obstrcuted by loss.)
"No 31523/DUE SENDER$ 865/M.O. FEE 70/TOTAL 880" (Combination of stamp and handwritten numbers. Blue or black ink.)
"885" (Handwritten numbers in pencil.)
"HAT TO/UNIFORM" (Handwritten by owner in black or blue ink.)
"CORRUGATED BOX CO. INC./CERTIFICATE/OF BOX MAKER/THIS BOX CONFORMS TO/ALL CONSTRUCTION RE-/QUIREMENTS OF UNIFORM/FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION/BURSTING /TEST/200/LBS PER/SQ. INCH/SIZE/LIMIT/75/INCHES/GROSS/WT LT/65/LBS" (Some text obstructed by tape)
"#9 1/2 X / #MD8" (stamped)

Additional Identification Number

1240.1
1007

Maker

Harding Uniform and Regalia Co.

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, United States

Object Type

Personal Symbols; Status Symbols

Dimensions

5 3/4 x 8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Diane Madore

Accession Number

2015.34.1.2.1ab-.2