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RTM Department: Betty D. Eastin Collection: Hats: 1920s-1930s

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: 1920s - 1930s

Registration No:  76.1.61

Date or Period:  1920’s

Donated/Loaned:  Dr. Caroline Scott Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  February, 1976

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Black evening headdress consisting of a rhinestone studded half band with upright feather-like decoration is made of black net and studded with rhinestones.


Registration No:  78.1.17

Date or Period:  1920’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mrs. Ann Cisney, 306 Paradise St. Greenville, Kentucky 42345

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat; Jami Exclusive, cream brushed felt hat, 4” crown, ¾” brim. Grosgrain ribbon band with flat bow at back; heavily beaded in silver, gold and red.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  brushed felt, grosgrain ribbon, beading


Registration No:  78.2.4

Date or Peroid:  1920’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Mrs. Iris Mahan, 1715 Bon Air Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  1978

Description Velvet pillbox with royal blue, green, and light blue stripes


Registration No:  78.2.34

Date or Period:  1920’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mrs. Iris Mahan 1715 Bon Air Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40502

Date Received:  Summer 1978

Description: Brimmed turquoise fur hat with matching grosgrain ribbon. Label Mr. John Jr.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Fur


Registration No:  81.3.9

Date or Period:  1920’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Holly L. Schrank, 3543 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  1981

Description: Flapper evening hat with metallic rouching on metallic net, blue sequins, green glass “jewels” and rhinestones, stand up feather at crown includes peacock feathers


Registration No:  82.5.2

Date or Period:  1920’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Holly Schrank, 200 McDowell Road, Lexington, Kentucky

Description: Gold felt cloche hat with rolled front brim and deep unrolled sides, iridescent feathers trim on front brim. “Astre” WPL 3137


Registration No:  79.1.6

Date or Period:  1920 - 1930

Donated/Loaned:  Mrs. C.J. Coppock, 304 College St., Greenville, KY

Date Received:  January, 1979

Description:       Red wide brim hat

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Straw


Registration No:  82.4.366

Date or Period:  1920- 30’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Mildred Sinclair Lewis Est., 218 Arlington Ave, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  February 1982

Description: Stretch black knit with shiny colored spangles, labeled “Made in Italy”


Registration No:  76.15.80

Date or Period:  Mid 1930’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mrs. Virginia Clark Hagan Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  October 6, 1976

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Woman’s red felt hat with high crown and wide brim. It is laced down the back with a red grosgrain ribbon.


Registration No:  76.15.87

Date or Period:  late 1930’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mrs. Virginia Clark Hagan Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  October 6, 1976

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Women’s black felt hat with low crown and small brim. Satin bows are attached to its strap.


Registration No:  78.1.9

Date or Period:  1930’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mrs. Ann Cisney, 306 Paradise St. Greenville, Kentucky 42345

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Brown felt pillbox hat with inserted gold feather trim.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  felt/feather


Registration No:  78.1.19

Date or Period:  1930’s

Description: “Robin hood” hat, wool and synthetic with egret feather, no label


Registration No:  78.2.15

Date or Period:  1930’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mrs. Iris Mahan 1715 Bon Air Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40502

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat, Cain – Sloan Co., Nashville, Tennessee Black velvet, close fitting hat with 1 ¾” front brim rolled up to crown.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  velvet, with faille lining


Registration No:  78.2.25

Date or Period:  1932

Donated/Loaned:  Mrs. Iris Mahan 1715 Bon Air Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40502

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat, (lable) Gage Brothers & Co., Chicago/ New York. Maroon felt with stitching, encircling stand up brim & stand up crown (feather)

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Bird ornament (felt feather)


Registration No: 78.2.26

Date or Period: 1934

Donated/Loaned: Mrs. Iris Mahan 1715 Bon Air Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40502

Date Received: June, 1978

Description: Accessories – Hat. Faden – Donny Cincinnati (label). Apple green straw with grapes & large red fabric rose trim on 2” brim.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw, artificial grapes, fabric rose


Registration No:  78.2.30

Date or Period:  1930’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mrs. Iris Mahan 1715 Bon Air Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40502

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Accessories: Hat. Navy felt Juliet cap, with gold metal decoration on bow in back.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Wool


Registration No:  81.3.10

Date or Period:  1939

Donated/Loaned:  Dr. Holly L. Schrank, 3543 Tates Creek Road #12, Lexington, Kentucky 40502

Date Received: August 1981Description:  Women’s accessories: Hat. Straw boater with 3”brim narrowing at back. Under brim is black velvet. 3” crown is covered on side with black velvet ribbon. Straw “string” and velvet flower ornament at front. Chas A. Stevens and Co., Chicago label. Elastic strap.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw, velvet, taffeta lining, grosgrain headband


Registration No:  81.3.14

Date or Period:  1930’s

Donated/loaned by:  Dr. Holly L. Schrank, 3543 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  1981

Description: Painted hat of blue fabric, fabric pleated around edge of hat and swirled to a peak at the crown. Label “Dowa New York”, “French Room Stix, Baer, & Fuller” and “22 ½’”


Registration No:  82.4.23

Date or Period:  1935-1945

Donated/Loaned by:  Mildred Sinclair Lewis Est., 218 Arlington Ave, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  February 1982

Description: Woman’s accessories: hat. Multicolored straw braid hat with wide brim and intended 3 ½ “ high crown. Grosgrain ribbon trim is darted to conform to crown shape. Black elastic strap. Consumer Protection Label. Straw, grosgrain, elastic strap


Registration No: 85.6.5

Date or Period: 1930’s

Donated/Loaned: John Martin-Rutherford, 500 South Congress # 222 Austin, Texas 78704

Date Received: July 1,1985

Description: Black and white hat with red cherries


Registration No: 85.6.12

Date or Period: late 1930’s – early 1940’s

Donated/Loaned: John Martin-Rutherford, 500 South Congress # 222 Austin, Texas 78704

Date Received: July 1, 1985

Description: Gray hat with fur and a tie

Fabric/ Fabric Structure: fox


Registration No: 85.6.13

Date or Period: 1890’s, 1930’s

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

Date Received: July, 1, 1985

Description: Black velvet hat with lace and bow


Registration No: 85.6.16

Date or Period: late 1930’s

Donated/Loaned: John Martin-Rutherford, 500 South Congress # 222 Austin, Texas 78704

Date Received: July 1, 1985

Description: Black hat with fancy bow

Hats: 1930's

Registration No:  96.5.5

Date or Period:  1930’s

Description: Woven straw hat with ivory accordion shaped ribbon