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"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.