Woman's hat

American
1950–59
Designed by John P. John (American (born in Germany), 1906–1993), Designed for Mr. John (New York, NY, about 1948–1993), Retailed by The French Room, Marshall Field & Co. (American)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Other (diameter): 25.4 cm (10 in.)

Accession Number

2005.517

Medium or Technique

Straw plain weave, velvet, nylon net, grosgrain ribbon, and plastic

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Natural straw hat with black velvet lining, multi-colored flowers, net veil, and attached hat pin. Labeled: “Mr. John” Labeled: “The French Room/ Marshall Field & Co”

Provenance

Gift from Marilyn M. Maxwell (donor's mother) December 25, 1987; 2005 Gift to MFA, September 21, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother Marilyn M. Maxwell