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Woman's hat

Close-fitting, asymmetrical hat of navy wool felt with ornament of red felt, metal wire, metal studs and rhinestones holding pleat at right side; grosgrain ribbon band, stamped "Dobbs Frolic." Labelled: "Dobbs at the Waldorf / Trade Mark"


Purchased by internet auction, about 2004; Gift to the MFA, March 21 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward

American, early 1950s


Overall (height x diameter): 11.4 x 24.1 cm (4 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool felt, grosgrain ribbon, metal studs and wire, rhinestones


Textiles and Fashion Arts