Stetson Hat

Stetson Hat

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This black derby-style hat was manufactured by the John B. Stetson Company around 1900. It is made of felt and adorned with a black grosgrain ribbon that is slightly frayed at the edges. A hat like this may have been worn as a marker of elevated social status at the turn of the 20th century.
Object Name
hat
date made
ca 1880-1940
ID Number
1985.0711.02
accession number
1985.0711
catalog number
1985.0711.02
Credit Line
Manhattan Bridals and "Tux" Stores
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Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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