Riding Hat

Date

1875-1885

GUSN

GUSN-6936

Description

Shiny black silk top hat; trimmed with black grosgrain band; brim, upturned at sides, edged with black grosgrain, lined with green wool; crown lined with cream silk and moire'; quilted sweatband of cream and grey striped silk; paper interlining.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hats
riding habits
headgear
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
Women's clothing
Silk
Wool
Hand Stitched
HAT

Inscription

1) Printed/embossed on crown: ""BRADSHAW & WHITNEY / 385 WASHINGTON ST / BOSTON"". 2) Handwritten note pinned (and removed) to sweatband: ""Riding Hat / worn by Emma G. Cummings / about / 1875-1885.""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Headwear

Dimensions

7 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Cummings

Accession Number

1923.327

Places

Massachusetts (United States)