Coachman's Hat in Hatbox

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-54644

Description

Black silk coachman's hat with black gros grain ribbon. Plastic (?) cocade attached. Brim flips up at sides. Lined with brown moire striped silk.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hats
headgear
hatboxes
silk (textile)
moiré
home (concept)
Edwardian
stripes
Hat
Men's clothing
Stripe
Domesticity
Silk Moire
Hat

Inscription

1) Printed label on lining: ""Extra quality/Collins & Fairbanks 381 Washington St/Opposite Franklin/Boston/Registered"" (with Trademark of a top hat on top of a globe.) 2) Handwritten on box: ""Coachman/Best Silk Hat with Cocade (also 1 other cocade)."" 3) Mailing label on box cover: ""From - COLLINS & FAIRBANKS CO./Hats and Furs/381 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON/M. E.H. Eldredge/44 Chestnut Street/Time____/____ Express____ Station."" Hat located in box is labeled: ""Collins & Fairbanks, Boston. Agents for/A.J. WHITE HAT & CAP MAKER,/74 JERMYN STREET, LONDON,/(six doors from St. James's Street.)/ENGLAND.""

Maker

A.J. White - Hat & Cap Maker (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, England

Dimensions

5 (H) (inches)

Accession Number

1947.356A-C

Places

Massachusetts (United States)