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Woman's Hat
1950s
Milliner:Made by Pinehurst , American
Retailer:Sold by G. Fox and Co. , American, founded 1847
Synthetic fibers, glass gems, unidentified metal
Primary Dimensions (height x width x outside circumference): 2 x 7 x 23in. (5.1 x 17.8 x 58.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Christopher S. Foote
Description: Woman's hat of navy blue velvet, formed in a very shallow round crown with a stiff self-fabric bow extending below the front edge. The ends of the bow are ornamented with a triangle of clear and blue rhinestones. A similar ornament appears in the center of the crown. A dark blue net covers the front and would be pulled down over the face. The hat is lined with purple-blue rayon. A larger woven label is stitched to the grosgrain ribbon which edges the inside of the hat: "Pinehurst / FIFTH AVENUE / NEW YORK / MADE EXPRESSLY FOR / G. FOX & CO. / HARTFORD."
Object Number: 1987.9.7
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