Hatlet of brown velvet and plastic.

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1 hat. Measurements, not including veiling: 20 cm. front to back; 18 cm. front to back; 7 cm. high at highest point.

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Bes-Ben 1959.


This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this object can be viewed below.


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  • Bes-Ben Est. 1919, Chicago, IL, USA


  • Green-Field, Benjamin B., 1898-1988 Green-Field, Benjamin B. (b. Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1898 - d. Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1988) (est. Bes-Ben in 1919 with his sister Bessie)


  • Doyle, William T. From the estate of Dorothy Wrigley Offield, through the Chicago Historical Society.


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  • Main Title: Hat
  • Added Title: Calotte


Hatlet of brown velvet and plastic.

Physical Description

1 hat. Measurements, not including veiling: 20 cm. front to back; 18 cm. front to back; 7 cm. high at highest point.


Hatlet in calotte style. Low circular domed crown of deep copper brown velvet is edged with band consisting of seven diamond-shaped plastic tortoiseshell plaques threaded and tied on two strands of brown plastic tubing. Surmounting hat is fine veil of brown netting. Crown is lined with brown mesh and edged with inner hatband of brown grosgrain ribbon. Three plastic combs are attached to inner hatband to secure hatlet to wearer's head.
Designer's Label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"


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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 1959

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  • May 31, 2020, 8:30 p.m.

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  • June 3, 2021, 1:41 a.m.

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Bes-Ben. Hat, physical object, 1959; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1639221/: accessed August 2, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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