Hat worn by Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


This fedora-style hat was worn by Harrison Ford as the title character in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The hat was designed by Anthony Powell and Joanna Johnston, the film's costume designers, based on Deborah Nadoolman Landis' original hat design for Raiders of the Loast Ark, and made by Herbert Johnson Hatters in London. The felt hat has a silk grosgrain band and a leather sweatband with the initials IJ printed on it in gold lettering.

Filmmaker George Lucas conceived of Indiana Jones as a globe-trekking archeologist to pay homage to classic Hollywood adventure films. Jones is a reluctant hero who finds himself fighting evil-doers while seeking to preserve cultural heritage. The Indiana Jones series, directed by Steven Spielberg, is among the most successful movie franchises in American history.

Date Made: 1988

Designer: Johnston, JoannaPowell, AnthonyJohnston, JoannaPowell, AnthonyHat Maker: Herbert JohnsonDesigner (Original): Landis, Deborah Nadoolman

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London, City of London

Subject: Motion PicturesEntertainment, Film


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Popular Entertainment, Movies, Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection, Movie Collection


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Credit Line: Gift of Harrison Ford and Lucasfilm Ltd.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0323.02Accession Number: 1989.0323Catalog Number: 1989.0323.02

Object Name: Hat

Physical Description: felt (overall material)silk (band material)leather (sweatband material)Measurements: overall: 8 in; 20.32 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a3dd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1322673

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