Hatlet Metadata

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  • Main Title Hatlet


  • Designer: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Manufacturer: Bes-Ben
    Contributor Type: Organization
  • Donor: Murphy, John C.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Creation: 1952


  • No Language


  • Content Description: Hatlet of navy blue wool with embroidery and mirrors. Base of hatlet formed of an irregularly-shaped skullcap of dark navy blue wool decorated with embroidered lines, bands, etc. in red, yellow, and white. Over the surface of the fabric are small 1.5 cm. diameter mirrors in pink and red stitched borders. All edges are trimmed in gray/purple beads. Surmounting the hatlet are three bows of the same materials, and the whole is overlaid with fine dark blue veiling. Hatlet is lined in dark blue mesh and edged underneath with dark blue grosgrain ribbon. Attached to either side is a small plastic comb to secure the hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society.
  • Physical Description: Measurements, excluding veiling: 16 cm. front to back; 15 cm. side to side; 6.5 cm. high at highest point.


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Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Coverage Date: 1952
  • Place Name: United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago


  • Name: Texas Fashion Collection
    Code: TXFC


  • Name: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
    Code: UNTCVA


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: by-nc-nd
  • Rights Statement: All Texas Fashion Collection content and images are copyrighted.

Resource Type

  • Physical Object


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: 1981.009.005
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc38071