Woman's hat

American
late 18th to early 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 19.7 x 33 cm (6 x 7 3/4 x 13 in.) Other (streamer): 71.1 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.10

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, cardboard

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rigid black silk hat with high oval crown and narrow shaped brim, pleated fabric covering crown which converges at center top, ribbon bow at back and single streamer

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