Pith Helmet

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1900-1910

GUSN

GUSN-73750

Description

White cotton pith helmet. 4 segments in crown, topped with button. Metal rimmed air holes on right and left sides. Linen strip banding crown with green and white striped linen scarf attached at back. Metal strip with buckle across front of brim, fastening underneath. Green cotton lining inside brim. Underside of crown lined with cork. Broad leather band inside crown edged with green silk band. Circular metal air vent at crown.

Details

Descriptive Terms

topees
headgear
cork (bark)
cotton (textile)
leather
linen (material)
metal
silk (textile)
travel
Women's clothing
Cotton
Leather
Silk
Cork
Unidentified Metal
Linen
Exploration
Travel
HELMET, PITH

Inscription

Label 1) on center of crown (silver letters on red leather): ""Tropical Helmet"" 2) Front crown (paper label): ""M. Boni(?) Cairo"" 3) Front Brim (paper label): ""R.ce (ce raised up)/ 5 1/2 / 58 / 7 1/8""

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Headwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.6157