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Woman's hat

Brown wool felt hat with wide-arcing gathered brim of brown wool felt with circular cut-out design, edge stiffened with wire; brown grosgrain ribbon bow on crown. Label: "John Frederics New York / Made in America"


Inherited from her mother by Elizabeth Lea, 1992; Gift to the MFA, 2001

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Lea

American, about 1941

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


H :35.6 x W: 48.3 cm (14 x 19 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Punched wool felt; silk grosgrain ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts