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Opera hat in original box

Opera hat in original box
Title
Opera hat in original box
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Silk, cardboard, paper, metal, cotton
Dimensions 
Overall (hat - open): 6 x 9 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. (15.2 x 24.1 x 30.8 cm) Box: 2 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. ( 7 x 24.8 x 31.
Description 
Collapsible opera hat made of black ribbed silk; in oval cardboard box with black paper on the outside, plaid patterned paper on the inside, black cotton ties, and metal handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. William A. Robbins
Object Number 
1947.246a-c
Marks 
printed in gold: on top of box: "Young's Hats / NONE BETTER MADE / Young Bros. / 199 / Broadway / 849 / 500 / 5th AVE / NEAR / 42ND ST / 1197 / BROADWAY / 1359 / 605-607-609 BROADWAY. / NEW YORK / 371 FULTON ST. / BROOKLYN / REGISTERED / OPERA HAT" stamped in gold: inside top of crown: "NONE BETTER MADE / Young Bros. / 199 / BROADWAY / 849 / 500 / 5TH AVE / NEAR 42ND ST / 1197 / BROADWAY / 1369 / 605-607-609 BROADWAY. / NEW YORK / 371 FULTON ST. / BROOKLYN / REGISTERED"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this opera hat was worn by the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group