Man's hat

Man's riding hat

American
about 1830


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: England or United States

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 30.5 x 26 cm (5 1/2 x 12 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.101

Medium or Technique

Leather and linen plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Beige hat with lardge puffed top, stiffened band around head with ornamental black leather strap with two black buttons, black leather visor. Perforated glazed linen lining with embossed leaf pattern; printed in the center with blue ink is a boat, seated figure, and an urn with the words, “WATER PROOF”

Markings

Printed in blue ink on lining: boat, seated figure, and an urn with "WATER PROOF"

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone