Hat
Hat
Hat
Hat
Hat
Hat


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Headwear
Men's Clothing ➔ Hat

Identifier:
192460
Description:
This black bowler hat, sometimes referred to as a derby hat, is made of felt and has a black grosgrain ribbon around the base of the crown. There is also black grosgrain ribbon around the edges of the brim. It has a brown leather sweatband and a stamp on the interior crown that reads "Select Quality Fur Felt, Recognized Standard of Excellence". 

The bowler hat was created by London hatmakers Thomas and William Bowlers in 1849. It was designed to protect horseback riders from low hanging tree branches and quickly became an iconic piece of men's clothing.
Date:
circa 1920
Materials:
Felt, Grosgrain Ribbon, Leather
Dimensions:
5"" h 10"" w 12"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Frank L. Dumond
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Mrs. Frank L. DuMond
Margaret T. DuMond was born July 24, 1903. She married Frank L. DuMond who, in 1923, became the Museum Director of the Grand Rapids Public Museum (then known as the Kent Scientific Institute). She passed away February 1, 1980 and is buried in Covey Hill Cemetery. 

Her maiden name is currently unknown. 

Related Place
Grand Rapids
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