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Man's Hat and Original Box
about 1940
Retailer:Sold by G. Fox and Co. , American, founded 1847
Hatter:Made by Dobbs , American
Synthetic fibers, leather, cardboard, cotton
Component (height x width x diameter of hat): 4 5/8 x 10 1/8 x 12 1/4in. (11.7 x 25.7 x 31.1cm) Component (height x width x depth of hat box): 7 1/8 x 12 3/4 x 14 5/8in. (18.1 x 32.4 x 37.1cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard Koopman
Description: Man's derby hat of black felt. The rounded crown is encircled by a black grosgrain ribbon tied in a bow on the proper left side. The edge of the brim is curled inward and is bound with the grosgrain ribbon. The crown is lined with cream-colored satin, which is pleated around the top, which is stamped in gold and brown: "Dobbs / FIFTH AVENUE / NEW YORK." A brown leather sweatband around the edge of the crown is stamped in gold: "RK." The original hat box is made of cardboard and is oval in shape. The inside has a cardboard insert into which to fit the hat. The outside of the box is covered with woodgrain-printed paper. The lid is edged in black and printed with "G. Fox & Co. / ESTABLISHED 1847 HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT" and "Man's Shops." Two black cotton ties fastened to the sides of the box tie together over the lid.
Object Number: 1995.30.34a-c
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