Cowboy Hat worn by Rodeo Star Juanita Howell

Description (Brief):

White felt cowboy hat worn by rodeo star Juanita Howell. Brown leather hat band inside with her name stamped in gold along with the company who made it, Fox Hat Co. Size 6 3/4. While both were individual rodeo performers in the early 1930s, Juanita and Chet Howell began their rodeo career together in 1938 and worked 24 rodeos with their trick riding and roping acts in 1939. They traveled the world together until Juanita retired from the rodeo circuit in 1952 while Chet continued on for a few more years and then retired as well. They were good friends of Bernice and Frank Dean who helped them develop their rodeo skills.

Wearer: Howell, Juanita I.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Minnesota, Saint Paul

Subject: Rodeo, Professional, Sports, Women

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure

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Credit Line: Juanita I. Howell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0890.11Accession Number: 1985.0890Catalog Number: 1985.0890.11

Object Name: hat, cowboy

Physical Description: white (overall color)felt (overall material)leather (overall material)gold (overall color)brown (overall color)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 17 in x 12 in; 12.7 cm x 43.18 cm x 30.48 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f5cf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_682614

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