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Object ID # 1956.006.002
Object Name Hat, Straw
Title Man's Italian Straw Boater Hat
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1910s?
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1930
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Italy
Description Man's natural Italian-made straw boater hat with tan ribbon. It is 34 cm x 30 cm x 8 cm
Made in Italy (see faint label inside). It has a beige grosgrain ribbon with a flattish bow. There is a tan-coloured leather sweatband on the interior.
Makers mark Made in Italy (see faint label inside)
Provenance This item was made in Italy. Perhaps pre-dates the First World War (1914-1918)? It is not known who originally wore this hat. Its deep crown suggests the early 20th-century.

Last owned by Mrs. Howard Bumstead, of Owen Sound, Grey County, in the 1950s.

Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Men's
Material Straw/Ribbon/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County