Pillbox Hat

Description

Pillbox hat of yellow plastic/vinyl tubing. Top of crown formed of a coil of the tubing bent into a square or diamond shape, encircled by more coiled tubing forming a circle, leaving open areas. The sides of the crown have other open areas, and form slight scallops at lower edge. Extending through the tubing from upper edge of crown is black net veiling, with small pieces of the yellow tubing worked into some of the intersections of the veiling. Interior of crown lined with yellow mesh, cut away at openings, and edged with a thin strip of beige/yellow velvet. Two ... continued below

Physical Description

Measurements, not including veil: 17 cm. front to back; 16 cm. side to side; 7 cm. high at highest point.

Creation Information

Green-Field, Benjamin B. 1955.

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. It has been viewed 97 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Pillbox Hat
  • Added Title: Pill Box Hat

Description

Pillbox hat of yellow plastic/vinyl tubing. Top of crown formed of a coil of the tubing bent into a square or diamond shape, encircled by more coiled tubing forming a circle, leaving open areas. The sides of the crown have other open areas, and form slight scallops at lower edge. Extending through the tubing from upper edge of crown is black net veiling, with small pieces of the yellow tubing worked into some of the intersections of the veiling. Interior of crown lined with yellow mesh, cut away at openings, and edged with a thin strip of beige/yellow velvet. Two small plastic combs are attached at either side to secure hat to wearer's head.

Designer's Label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"; a second hand-written label sewn in: "510"

Gift of Mr. John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society.

Physical Description

Measurements, not including veil: 17 cm. front to back; 16 cm. side to side; 7 cm. high at highest point.

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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

  • 1955

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Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 16, 2011, 11:29 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 5:04 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Green-Field, Benjamin B. Pillbox Hat, physical object, 1955; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38067/: accessed July 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.