Felt, silk, ribbon, Bird of Paradise, glass
Overall: 6 1/2 x 10 x 14 in. ( 16.5 x 25.4 x 35.6 cm )
Lady's purple felt hat with rigid oval crown with stuffed Bird of Paradise with glass eyes affixed to top and band of purple grosgrain ribbon tied around base; brim tacked up on one side, with underside lined with purple velvet; black silk with drawstring closure lining inside of crown.
Gift of Mrs. Louis Kenedy, 1956
embroidered: on cloth label attached to inside of crown: "Arnold / 11 EAST 49TH ST. / NEW YORK" typewritten: on index card found with object: "Kenedy Presentation / One hat with Bird of Paradise / worn by the mother of Mrs. Louis Kenedy, / Mrs. L. L. Barzaghi, circa 1915"
A note accompanying this hat indicates that it was worn around 1915 by Mrs. L. L. Barzaghi, mother of the donor. Mrs. Barzaghi lived at 130 West 77 Street in New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.