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Woman's hat

American (New York City)
about 1950
Designed by Walter Florell (American)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


55.88 cm (22 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain-weave silk

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Small brimmed hat covered in navy/white striped silk plain weave fabric with matching large silk flower attached at side. Self-fabric ribbon and bow around crown. Lined with white silk and navy grosgrain ribbon. small plastic comb attached to ribbon. Two labels: “Walter Florell, 30 West 57th St. New York” and “Julius Garfinckel and Co. Washington”.


Purchased new at Garfinkel, Washington DC by Euretta Rathbone in early 1950s; Gift to the MFA, 2000

Credit Line

Gift of Euretta Rathbone