Hat

Description

Picture hat of natural woven Milan straw, forming a wide shaped brim that curves downwards to the edges. Brim is rounded in front, flaring out slightly to back and forming two projecting lobes at back. Around brim is a band of woven straw for strength. Very low cylindrical crown, slightly domed. Around crown is twisted gold velvet band forming bow with trailing ribbons at back. Inside base of crown is off-white grosgrain ribbon band. Hatpin with green faceted rhinestone head. Sewn into inner ribbon band is label: "John Fredericks Inc. / New York", "Made In America". Label has three rhinestones ... continued below

Physical Description

Measurements: 39 cm. front to back; 45 cm. at widest, along back; 19 cm. from lowest point of brim when suspended to top of crown.

Creation Information

Mr. John [1960..1969].

Context

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

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  • Mr. John Mr. John (b. Munich, Germany, ca. 1902 as John Harberger, changed name ca. 1929 to John Frederics, changed name again ca. 1948 to John P. John, d. New York, New York, USA, 1993)

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Titles

  • Main Title: Hat
  • Added Title: Picture Hat

Description

Picture hat of natural woven Milan straw, forming a wide shaped brim that curves downwards to the edges. Brim is rounded in front, flaring out slightly to back and forming two projecting lobes at back. Around brim is a band of woven straw for strength. Very low cylindrical crown, slightly domed. Around crown is twisted gold velvet band forming bow with trailing ribbons at back. Inside base of crown is off-white grosgrain ribbon band. Hatpin with green faceted rhinestone head.

Sewn into inner ribbon band is label: "John Fredericks Inc. / New York", "Made In America". Label has three rhinestones sewn to it, and has two small green ribbon bows at opposing corners.

Physical Description

Measurements: 39 cm. front to back; 45 cm. at widest, along back; 19 cm. from lowest point of brim when suspended to top of crown.

Notes

Many of the facts of Mr. John's early life are hard to verify because he constantly told different stories, changing both the date and the place of his birth. He was born either March 13th or 14th, probably in 1902, somewhere in Germany to Rose and Henry Harberger and moved to this country as a child with his parents, who settled in New Rochelle, N.Y. His mother, under the name Madame Laurel, ran a millinery shop in Manhattan where he worked briefly before forming a partnership in 1928 with Frederic Hirst to make hats under the John-Frederics label. Complaining that people kept spelling his name Hamburger, he changed it legally to John Frederics. After breaking up with Mr. Hirst in 1948, he opened the Mr. John salon in a town house at 53 East 57th Street and changed his name again to John P. John. He was soon designing accessories, women's clothing and furs, but was still best known for his hats.

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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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Creation Date

  • [1960..1969]

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  • March 7, 2014, 7:40 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 1, 2014, 11:50 a.m.

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Mr. John. Hat, physical object, [1960..1969]; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277152/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.