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Woman's hat

Black velvet hat with lace and synthetic lining with metallic threads. Labeled: "Mr. John"


Gift from Marilyn M. Maxwell (donor's mother) December 25, 1987; 2005 Gift to MFA, September 21, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother Marilyn M. Maxwell

American, 1950–59

  • Designed by John P. John, American (born in Germany), 1906–1993
  • Designed for Mr. John, New York, NY, about 1948–1993
Object Place

United States


Overall: 22.9 x 34.3 cm (9 x 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Velvet, machine made lace, and possibly lurex with metallic threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts