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Object ID # 1956.006.001
Object Name Hat, Straw
Title Woman's Straw Hat
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date c. 1900?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Woman's beige straw boater hat with silk ribbon. This appears to be a manufactured item, but there is no label. There is an oval crown that is flat-topped. There is a wide silk band around the crown. There is a narrow brim (of two layers of straw) and a flat lining that edges the brim in silk. Inside the hat is a narrow band of dark-brown silk.
Provenance Date unknown, but it is likely c. 1900, as boater straw hats were very popular then. Both women and men wore them. It is not known who originally wore this hat. Its deep crown suggests the early 20th-century.

Previously owned by Mrs. Howard Bumstead, who resided at Owen Sound, Grey County in the 1950s.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Straw/Silk/Ribbon
Dimensions H-10 W-31 L-34.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function An outdoor head covering.