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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?
Made Unknown Italian maker
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). Ladies also wore similar high-crowned boaters. 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 Previously owned by Mrs. Howard Bumstead, who resided at Owen Sound, Ontario in the 1950s.
The precise date of this hat is not known, 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.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Men's
Material Straw/Ribbon/Thread