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Woman's hat

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Rigid black silk hat with high oval crown and narrow shaped brim, pleated fabric covering crown which converges at center top, ribbon bow at back and single streamer


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

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 15.2 x 19.7 x 33 cm (6 x 7 3/4 x 13 in.) Other (streamer): 71.1 cm (28 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, cardboard


Textiles and Fashion Arts