Beaded hatlet


Hatlet of orange beaded mesh.

Physical Description

Measurements, not including veil: 16 cm. front to back; 17 cm. side to side; 5 cm. high at highest point.

Creation Information

Green-Field, Benjamin B., 1898-1988 1955.


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. It has been viewed 49 times. More information about this object can be viewed below.


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


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


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Hatlet of orange beaded mesh.

Physical Description

Measurements, not including veil: 16 cm. front to back; 17 cm. side to side; 5 cm. high at highest point.


The openwork triangular hatlet is formed of stiffened strips of mesh covered in large and small orange beads, edged with double-rows of small orange beads. At each corner of the triangle are large similarly beaded and edged butterfly-shapes. Fine black veil. Underside of hatlet is of stiff mesh edged with narrow bands of velvet. Two plastic combs are attached to secure hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label inside hat: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". A second sewn-in label has hand-written number "613".


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This object is part of the following collection of related materials.

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

  • June 3, 2021, 1:42 a.m.

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Green-Field, Benjamin B., 1898-1988. Beaded hatlet, physical object, 1955; ( accessed August 2, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library,; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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