2.25 in HIGH
(5.71 cm HIGH)
Gift of Robert E. Taber

Natural straw hat with wide brim and red grossgrain around the shallow crown, bow at back, and navy blue felt in the front, trimmed with two metallic gold stars. Elastic band on the inside of the hat would have been worn under the hair and at the back.

This is the type of hat that would have been worn as a spectator to a sports event (providing shade), or to luncheon or shopping; probably would have been worn with an informal suit, or a tailored dress. The patriiotic theme of the red ribbon and the navy blue felt, as well as the stars, places it in the time frame right before the United States became involved in World War II, c. 1938-1940.

Used: female | Adult | Daytime

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