Opera hat in original box

Object Number: 
1947.246a-c
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.
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" stamp
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this opera hat was worn by the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William A. Robbins
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group