Hat Metadata

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  • Main Title Hat


  • Manufacturer: Beresford
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Donor: Mattil, Edward L.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Manufacturer: United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Creation: 1955/1959


  • No Language


  • Content Description: Hat of black and white neora synthetic straw. Styled as a modified breton hat, the high domed crown is of woven black synthetic straw with white woven synthetic straw accents. The wide, matching brim is set off-center to the crown, wider at front than back, and is rolled up, forming a deep trough around the crown. At the front of the hat, affixed to the visible upturned underside of the brim is a large black plastic button with a black silk tassel extending from the center. The hat is lined in black mesh, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband around the inside base of the crown. Manufacturer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Beresford". United Hatters Cap and Millinery Workers International Union sewn to inner hatband, with number "798738". Accompanied by a single short hatpin with simulated black pearl head.


  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Hats (Headgear)
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Straw Work
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Clothing - Accessories - Hats

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Start Date: 1955
  • End Date: 1959
  • Place Name: United States


  • 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: 1979.005.015
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc39187