Pillbox Hat

Description

Pillbox hat of black plastic tubing. The crown of coiled black plastic tubing has a center conical section with extending "tail" of black plastic tubing and sloping sides. Thin crescent-shaped openings relieve the solid appearance of the crown. The lower edge is slightly scalloped. Overlaid with black net veiling. The crown is lined in brown and black mesh. Two plastic combs are attached inside at the sides of the crown to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of Mrs. Philip Rosenblum, through the Chicago Historical Society.

Physical Description

Measurements, not including veiling: 18 cm. front to back; 19 cm. side to side; 9 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 42 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 black plastic tubing. The crown of coiled black plastic tubing has a center conical section with extending "tail" of black plastic tubing and sloping sides. Thin crescent-shaped openings relieve the solid appearance of the crown. The lower edge is slightly scalloped. Overlaid with black net veiling. The crown is lined in brown and black mesh. Two plastic combs are attached inside at the sides of the crown to secure hat to wearer's head.

Designer's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".

Gift of Mrs. Philip Rosenblum, through the Chicago Historical Society.

Physical Description

Measurements, not including veiling: 18 cm. front to back; 19 cm. side to side; 9 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

  • July 15, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Green-Field, Benjamin B. Pillbox Hat, physical object, 1955; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38079/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.