Pillbox Hat

Description:

Pillbox hat of black plastic tubing. The slightly domed openwork top of the crown is formed of a coil of black plastic tubing framed in a border of black plastic tubing forming a 7-pointed star. The cylindrical sides of the hat slope gently outwards, and have a shallow lobed or scalloped effect at the edge, with a series of openwork crescent shapes around the base of the crown. The crown is lined in black mesh and edged with a thin band of black plush. There are two plastic combs - one to each side - to help secure hat to wearer's head.

Maker's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".

Gift of Mrs. William O. Hunt, of Finders Keepers, Chicago, Illinois.

Creator(s): Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Location(s): United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Creation Date: 1955  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 31
Past 30 days: 4
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1955
Coverage:
Place
United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Date
1955  
Description:

Pillbox hat of black plastic tubing. The slightly domed openwork top of the crown is formed of a coil of black plastic tubing framed in a border of black plastic tubing forming a 7-pointed star. The cylindrical sides of the hat slope gently outwards, and have a shallow lobed or scalloped effect at the edge, with a series of openwork crescent shapes around the base of the crown. The crown is lined in black mesh and edged with a thin band of black plush. There are two plastic combs - one to each side - to help secure hat to wearer's head.

Maker's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".

Gift of Mrs. William O. Hunt, of Finders Keepers, Chicago, Illinois.

Physical Description:

Measurements: 20 cm. front to back; 18 cm. side to side; 7 cm. high at highest point.

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Added Title: Pill Box Hat
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1982.002.006
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc38090
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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