Picture Hat
Picture Hat
Picture Hat
Picture Hat
Picture Hat
Picture Hat

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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Women's Clothing
Clothing Accessories
Headwear ➔ Picture Hat

This black felt hat features three black taxidermy birds called Brewer's Blackbirds, on the brim. It was most likely made by Marjo Millinery Company. ​During the early 20th century hats were large in size and featured elaborate decorations such as artificial flowers, lace, buckles, feathers, and bird wings. Hats with turned-up brims became popular as well as the toque hat and picture hats. Features that indicate that this hat in from the early 1900s is the wide brim as well as the taxidermy birds which were incredibly fashionable during this time period. 
circa 1900 – 1902
Felt, Taxidermy, Ribbon
15 in" h 15 in" w 4 in" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Gift Of Marjo Millinery

Fashion + Nature (April 2022 – April 2024)
Fashion + Nature examines the relationships between the natural world and the fashion industry. Clothing has long been produced with natural materials and inspired by the beauty and diversity of the natural world, but the fashion industry has had a largely negative impact on the environment. This exhibit showcases a wide variety of captivating scientific specimens and fascinating garments, to illustrate their relationship to each other and their interconnected histories. Fashion + Nature aims to inspire and educate visitors, encouraging us to become better consumers and reduce the harmful impacts of the fashion industry.
Marjo Millinery
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