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Man's hat

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Beige hat with lardge puffed top, stiffened band around head with ornamental black leather strap with two black buttons, black leather visor. Perforated glazed linen lining with embossed leaf pattern; printed in the center with blue ink is a boat, seated figure, and an urn with the words,...

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Marks

Printed in blue ink on lining: boat, seated figure, and an urn with "WATER PROOF"

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Man's riding hat

American, about 1830

Place of Manufacture

England or United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 30.5 x 26 cm (5 1/2 x 12 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.101

Medium or Technique

Leather and linen plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes