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Hat


Accession number: 07.6.1
Category: Headwear
Object subtype: Woman's
Date: 1900 – 1935
Materials: Fibre
Measurements: 26 cm L x 20 cm W x 17 cm DepthBrim is 3.5cm
Marks/Label: On lining of crown: Louise Hat Shop 434 Barrington Street Halifax.
Narrative: It is thought that the hat is circa 1912, and is a fairly typical, stylish spring hat for wearing to church, teas, and visiting. The donor was very probably Lalia Chase.
Description: Brownish-grey woman's hat with a high crown and a narrow brim. A foundation of buckram gives the hat its shape. The sides of the crown are decorated with rows of flowers made of cotton. There are three rows of flowers in front, two at the back. The flowers are rose-shaped in white, yellow, pink, mauve, rust and silver. The hat is covered with a hat veil, mushroom-coloured with large dots. The veil ends in tails at the base of the hat, 32cm long. The hat is lined with black silk. The maker's name and address are stamped in gold on the lining of the crown.
Manufacturer: Louise Hat Shop

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