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Hat

1958; In the style of 1740-1770
Origin: United States, Virginia, Williamsburg
Brim Diameter: 19"; Crown Diameter: 4.5"; Crown Height: 1.5"
Straw, Grosgrain Ribbon, Faux Flowers (containing plastic, metal, cotton petals)
Gift of Zuelia Ann Hurt
Acc. No. 2018-152
Plaited black straw hat made in the style 1740-1770 by the Colonial Williamsburg Margaret Hunter Shop. Wide brimmed with small, shallow crown. Wide, grey grosgrain ribbon wound around crown over which is attached five white, false roses with short stems and leaves.
Provenance:Purchased from Colonial Williamsburg's Margaret Hunter Shop in 1958 by Janie Hurt while the millinery shop was constructing custom made hats in the style of the eighteenth century. The hat passed to Zuelia Ann Hurt who wore it to a garden party in 2016. She then presented it to the Foundation to serve as a representative for the work that was once done in the Margaret Hunter Shop.
Inscription(s):Label on interior crown reads "Margaret Hunter Shop Williamsburg, Va."