Pillbox Hat

Description:

Pillbox hat of off-white and pink brocade. The conical crown with flattened top is made of brocade fabric with flowers and butterflies in off-whites, gray/greens and pinks on a grayish ground. On the right side of the hat is a large bow made of strips of the brocade backed in a gray/blue. The center of the bow is encircled with a band of gray beads, with a matching band of beads at base of hat. The hat has a light tan veil. The hat is lined in gray/blue mesh and edged with an inner hatband of gray/blue grosgrain ribbon. A small plastic comb is attached at either side to secure hat to wearer's head.

Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"

Creator(s): Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Creation Date: 1955  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 102
Past 30 days: 7
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1955
Coverage:
Date
1955  
United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago  
Description:

Pillbox hat of off-white and pink brocade. The conical crown with flattened top is made of brocade fabric with flowers and butterflies in off-whites, gray/greens and pinks on a grayish ground. On the right side of the hat is a large bow made of strips of the brocade backed in a gray/blue. The center of the bow is encircled with a band of gray beads, with a matching band of beads at base of hat. The hat has a light tan veil. The hat is lined in gray/blue mesh and edged with an inner hatband of gray/blue grosgrain ribbon. A small plastic comb is attached at either side to secure hat to wearer's head.

Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"

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Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Added Title: Pill Box Hat
Added Title: Hatlet
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1982.001.029
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39203
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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