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RTM Department: Betty D. Eastin Collection: Hats: 1870s-1919

This research guide acts as a resource for those interested in the field of historic costume. This guide was created by Sarah K. Piester for her Master of Science degree in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles.

Hats: 1870s - 1919

Registration  No: 00.0.42

Date or Period:  1880’s

Date Received:  1981

Description:  Black felt modified cloche with black velour brim which tapers to back of hat. Felt rolled trim has beaded edge and holds a black “horsetail whisk”. Jonnies label, grosgrain inner band, no lining


Registration No:  00.0.47

Date or Period:  1910-1920

Date Received:  1981

Description:      White straw hat in shape of a turtle shell, lavender fabric flowers at back, lavender veiling covers straw. Ferncroft label, grosgrain inner band


Registration No: 00.0.56

Date Received: 1981

Description:  Aqua and iridescent feathers on skull cap frame with arch toward right front. Valerie label


Registration No 75.14.16

Date or Period: 1910 - 1920

Donated/Loaned: Mrs. Elizabeth Izard, Asheville, North Carolina

Date Received: October, 1975

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Woman’s black hat. It has a high crown of black satin and a brim of black straw. There is a black satin bow at the side.


Registration No:  76.1.1

Date or Period:  Early 1900’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Dr. Caroline Scott, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  1976

Description: Green velvet made of material to match a skirt also on loan to the collection. The hat is covered with white lace and trimmed with two large feathers


Registration No:  76.1.56

Date or Period:  1910 – 1920 or 30’s

Donated/Loaned:  Dr. Caroline Scott Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  February, 1976

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Women’s black derby. Worn for horseback riding by Dr. Scott.


Registration No:  77.5.1

Date or Period:  1911-1915

Donated/loaned by:  Mrs. Mary Mumford, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  1977

Description:  Women’s green hat made of lace, the edge of the brim is trimmed with light green satin. The crown is circled with satin also and trimmed with a large buckle and two large feathers


Registration No:  81.7.1

Date or Period:  1870-1879

Description: Black straw hat with black velvet tie under chin and long black velvet and netting hanging off back of hat


Registration No: 85.6.18

Date or Period: 1900-1910

Donated/Loaned by: Donated/Loaned by: John Martin-Rutherford, 500 South Congress #222, Austin, Texas

Date Received: July, 1, 1985

Description: Large orange hat with bow


Registration No: 94.2.7

Date or Period: Late 19th Century

Donated/Loaned by: Mrs. Kern, 681 Providence Road, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received: 1994

Description: Brown straw with burnt orange feathers


Registration No: 94.2.8

Date or Period: Late 19th Century

Donated/Loaned by: Mrs. Kern, 681 Providence Road, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received: 1994

Description: Brown straw with brown design on front


Registration No: 94.2.10

Date or Period: Late 19th Century

Donated/Loaned by: Mrs. Kern, 681 Providence Road, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received: 10/11/1994

Description: Cream straw with blue/rose colored flowers


Registration No: 94.2.11

Date or Period: Late 19th Century

Donated/Loaned by: Mrs. Kern, 681 Providence Road, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received: 10/11/1994

Description: Golden straw hat with green and pink bows


Registration No: 96.6.3

Date or Period: 1890

Donated/loaned by: Mrs. Ross Cherry, Moroeville, OH

Date Received: 1970    

Description: Black lace hat with rose flowers


Registration No: 96.7.2

Date or period: 1890’s-1910

Donated/Loaned by: Theatre Arts Department, Assistant Professor Joseph Flauto       

Date Received: 1969

Description: Black ruffled head piece with streamers


Registration No: 96.7.3

Date or period: 1890’s-1910

Donated/Loaned by: Theatre Arts Department, Assistant Professor Joseph Flauto       

Date Received: 1969

Description: Black cotton hat with streamers