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Woman's hat

Red velvet cocktail hat made of velvet-covered wire structure trimmed with 3-dimensional berries and leaves, assymetrically placed off to right side. Lined with silk plain weave (grosgrain) ribbon and label: "Fashion Corner/Gertrude Singer/54 Church St. /Cambridge, MA."


Until 1989, in collection of Florence Cassard Rowe; 1989, by inheritance to her daughter, Barbara Rowe de Marneffe, MA; gift of de Marneffe to the MFA (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Rowe de Marneffe

American, 1950s

Object Place

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Untied States


Overall: 27.9 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton velvet, wire, silk flowers, silk plain weave ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts