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Woman's hat

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Woman's hat. White moiré silk on buckram foundation. High flat crown; flat, short-back brim wide at sides; white silk binding and welting at brim edge and crown top; hatband and three large bows at front. Stiffened gauze crown lining. Worn by Elizabeth or Harriet Burnside of Worcester, Mass.

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Foster Vytlacil

American (Worcester, MA), 1825–30

Object Place

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 16.5 x 45.7 x 40 cm (6 1/2 x 18 x 15 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; moiré


Textiles and Fashion Arts