Pillbox Hat Metadata

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  • Main Title Pillbox Hat
  • Added Title Pill Box Hat


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


  • Manufacturer: Bes-Ben
    Contributor Type: Organization
  • Donor: FitzSimmons, Mrs. James A.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Creation: 1955


  • No Language


  • Content Description: Pillbox hat of black velvet. The cylindrical hat has a flattened crown with four clusters of 5 beaded spheres each along the top edge. The bottom edge of the crown is gently scalloped, and edged with small tubular beads. The crown is lined with black satin, and has an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon along the inside lower edge. Attached to the inner hatband on one side is single plastic comb (mate missing) to help secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"; hand-written tag sewn in: "582"
  • Physical Description: Measurements: 18 cm. front to back; 17.8 cm. side to side; 6.5 cm. high at highest point.


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

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Coverage Date: 1955
  • 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: 1983.018.001
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc39210