Cowboy Hat worn by Rodeo Star Juanita Howell

Cowboy Hat worn by Rodeo Star Juanita Howell

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Description (Brief)
White felt cowboy hat with a brown leather hat band inside with her name stamped in gold along with the company who made it. Worn by rodeo star Juanita Howell. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hat, cowboy
wearer
Howell, Juanita I.
place made
United States: Minnesota, Saint Paul
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
ID Number
1985.0890.11
accession number
1985.0890
catalog number
1985.0890.11
Credit Line
Juanita I. Howell
subject
Rodeo
Professional
Sports
Women
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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