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RTM Department: Betty D. Eastin Collection: Hats: 1940s-1950s

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: 1940s - 1950s

Registration No:  00.0.31

Date or Period:  Mid 50s

Donated/Loaned:  Unknown

Date Received:  Here in 1981

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Brown velour hat on velvet covered wire frame. Modified cossack style. Poilu by Flechet label stamped on inner crown.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Velour velvet, wire


Registration No:  00.0.39

Date or Period:  Late 1940’s and early 1950’s

Date Received:  1981

Description: Black satin on a velvet edged buckram frame. Satin is formed into four bows, plain black veiling covers front of hat, no label.


Registration No: 00.0.36

Description: Bernard Workman label, black woven plastic straw hat


Registration No: 00.0.43

Date or Period: Early 1950’s

Date Received: 1981

Description: Gold metallic fabric cartwheel with gold metallic band around side crown, and brown velvet gathered onto brim. Juliet style frame forms crown under brim, gold ornament on upper brim, Dascher label


Registration No:  00.0.45

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Unknown

Date Received:  Here in 1981

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. White straw skull cap. Two kinds of straw; one smooth, the other has a look of crocheted bands. Black cherry trim and white velvet ribbon trim hangs on one side. No label

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Straw, velvet, plastic  fruit, fabric leaves


Registration No:  00.0.51

Date or Period:  Late 1950’s

Date Received:1981

Description: Petal hat of olive green veiling with shiny brown fabric leaves (variegated green and brown) and mint green flowers. Leaves from side crown, flower form top crown. Petal shaped buckram frame edged with velvet forms support, no label


Registration No: 00.0.52

Date or Period: 1950’s

Date received: 1981

Description: Navy blue straw with small flaring brim. Navy and white grosgrain bands with umbrella like grosgrain ornament on right side. White lining, no label, inside appears unfinished, or inner headband has been removed


Registration No:  70.1.2

Date or Period: 1950’s

Donated/Loaned by: Mrs. Ross Cherry, Monroeville, Ohio

Date Received: May  1970

Description: Women’s Accessories: Hat. Cartwheel hat on skull cap frame. Whit straw top crim and crown, black straw lower brim. Black velvet front bow. Designer Howard Hodge label (donor tag #5933) Soft straw ribbon, buckram frame, grosgrain inner band, velvet bow


Registration No: 76.5.3

Date or Period: 1950’s

Donated/Loaned by: Lois Lurtz, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received: 1976

Description: Woman’s accessories-hats. Small round green velvet hat with small attached green veil


Registration No:  76.5.4

Date or Period:  1950’s (late)

Donated/Loaned:  Lois Kurtz Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  April 1976

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Solid white headband style hat with white grosgrain ribbon streamers.


Registration No:  76.5.5

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Lois Kurtz, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  1976

Description:  White headband heat with lace flowers, velvet bows and rhinestones


Registration No:  76.5.7

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Lois Kurtz Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  April 1976

Description:        Woman’s accessories: Hat. Women’s pink head band, hat made of sheer pink fabric and decorated with butterflies.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Pink tulle over wire bands


Registration No:  76.12.4

Date or Period:  1940’s

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

Date Received:  September, 1976

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Light brown felt hat with a two tiered front brim and lower crown. Attached to the crown are brown and white feathers. The hat has a felt strap to secure it on the head.


Registration No:  76.12.5 abc

Date or Period:  Mrs. Elizabeth Izard, Asheville, North Carolina

Date Received:  1976                                     

Description:  Grey felt hat with black insets and grey attached veil, two hat pins with grey felt hands


Registration No: 76.12.20 abc

Date or Period: 1950’s

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

Date Received: 1976

Description: Gold velvet fabric with stiff interfacing. Apparently fabric was about to be made into a hat. Two hat pins with gold velvet heads


Registration No:  76.15.78

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  October 6, 1976

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Woman’s brown velvet hat, pointed at the back and sides, and with a bow – like decoration in front. An attached brown veil covers the eyes.


Registration No:  76.15.79

Date or Period:  late 30s – early 40s

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

Date Received:  October 6, 1976

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Women’s hat with a blue fabric crown and bow in back. The wide brim is made of straw and is ruffled.


Registration No:  76.15.81

Date or Period:  1940’s or 1950’s

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

Date Received:  October 6, 1976

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Green felt hat with round crown and small brim which narrows in the back. A large green satin bow decorates the front.


Registration No:  76.15.82

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

Date Received:  October 6, 1976

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Brown felt woman’s hat with belt-like decoration in front and a small attached veil.


Registration No:  76.15.84

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  October 6, 1976

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Blue straw hat with border of red grosgrain ribbon. A red, white, and blue ornament decorates the front.

  


Registration No:  76.15.85

Date or Period:  Mid 1950’s

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

Date Received:  October 6, 1976

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Red felt hat with corded edges and an attached red veil. Designer label-unknown designer.


Registration No:  76.15.86

Date or Period:  Mid 1950’s – 1960’s

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

Date Received:  October 6, 1976

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Green felt hat with pearl decoration on one side and attached veil in the front. The two corners of the veil have green felt ornaments attached to them. 


Registration No:  77.51.1

Date or Period:  Late 1950’s (de Courtais)

Donated/Loaned by:  Mrs. Thurman, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  Summer 1977

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hats. Navy straw hat, wide brim with small crown, green cording around the crown with a white flower and rosebud


Registration No:  77.52.19

Donated/Loaned:  Cheryl Graham, Harrodsburg, KY

Date Received:  Summer, 1977

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Yellow straw high crowned hat with small brim which tapers at back. Crown has two separate yellow grosgrain bands with bows. No label.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Straw, grosgrain


Registration No:  77.52.21

Date or Period:  1955 - 59

Donated/Loaned:  Cheryl Graham

Date Received:  1977 November

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Black straw fedora with small black net veil.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Veil softens styling of Fedora.


Registration No:  77.52.23

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Cheryl Graham

Date Received:  1977 November

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Red (modified) fedora with red grosgrain bows and netting on crown.


Registration No:  77.52.25

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Cheryl Graham Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Date Received:  1977 November

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Black velvet modified pillbox hat with black sequins and black feather.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Velvet


Registration No:  77.52.26

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Cheryl Graham Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Date Received:  1977 November

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Black feathered dinner hat (band style)

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Feathers


Registration No:  78.1.16

Date or Period:  1940’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat, custom made Laddie Northridge 16 w 57th st. NY, shallow mushroom shape, blue-purple straw, with bachelor button fabric flowers; front veil, elastic head band.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw, fabric flowers,net


Registration No:  80.11.8

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Rosemary Brooks, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  November 1980

Description: Women’s accessories: Hat. Red fabric with mink trim. Name of owner is machine stitched inside. Made in Winchester by Joly.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  woven wool challis, buckram


Registration No:  81.3.8

Date or Period:  1946-1950

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

Date Received:  1981

Description: Olive, brown and gold felt hat with two ornaments and brown veiling, Mad France. G. Howard label


Registration No:  81.3.15

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  1981

Description: Brown fur on wired “half hat” frame, covered with plain brown veiling


Registration No:  81.3.16

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  1981

Description: Rows of white straw “loops” on a buckram frame, modified Juliet cap style, black velvet ribbon trim at back, no label


Registration No:  81.3.17

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  1981

Description: Half-hat of pleated blue faille in small shapes, blue veil covers hat and wearer’s eyes, label “Sonne California”, “Edythe”


Registration No:  82.4.34

Date or Period:  1930-1950’s

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

Date Received:  February 1982

Description: Black felt modified beret with tuck and tassel on left side, Larie label


Registration No:  82.4.35

Date or Period:  1940-44

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

Date Received:  February 1982

Description: Aqua felt toque with zigzag and wired edge, edge is trimmed with braid of aqua felt. Meyer & Hinkle label


Registration No:  82.4.36

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  February 1982

Description: Gold felt hat “quadrihorn” bowler, added strip of felt with trim beads and jewels on front


Registration No:  82.4.71

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  February 1982

Description: Olive green wool hat with brushed velour brim with wired edge, gold and pearl pin through crown, Mr. John Jr. label


Registration No:  82.4.73

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  1982

Description: Aqua straw brimless bonnet with padded velvet roll, green veil, Betmar label


Registration No: 82.4.26

Date or Period: Early 1950’s

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

Date Received: February 1982

Description: Straw pancake with angora yarn worked into braid, rust grosgrain trim. Underbrim and brim edge are a rosier orange grosgrain, no label, veil fragment


Registration No: 82.4.29

Date or Period: 1950’s

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

Date Received: February 1982

Description: White Straw tam with blue straw pompom, elastic band edge, beret type


Registration No: 82.4.30

Date or Period: 1950’s

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

Date Received: 1982

Description: Lime green straw with narrow rolled brim, olive velvet head band and fruit trim. Myer and Hinkle label


Hats: 1940s - 1950s

Registration No:  78.1.26

Date or Period:  1940’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat, Gage handicraft, black felt modified beret-bumper hat with black pleated satin ribbon. 2 black feather pompoms on front. Elastic band.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  felt, feathers, satin


Registration No:  78.2.14

Date or Period:  Late 1940’s

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

Date Received:  1978

Description: Black felt with pleated brim 3’ high on side, round crown, flap of felt with black grosgrain pleated trim in front. Three metal discs attached to flap, handmade, metal trim


Registration No:  79.8.4

Date or Period:  1947

Donated/Loaned:  Winnie Burruss, 504 Fairfield Dr., Lexington, Kentucky, 40505

Date Received:  November 1979

Description: Accessories – hat: Beige, wide-brimmed hat with brown grograin ribbon trim and bow. Reminiscent of “Dior’s New Look”

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  plain weave


Registration No:  78.1.2

Date or Period:  late 1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Black velvet Breton with wide, black grosgrain ribbon tie around crown.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Velvet/grosgrain ribbon


Registration No:  78.1.6

Date or Period:  late 1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Gray-blue napped felt hat with navy and light blue feathers around crown.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Felt/feathers


Registration No:  78.1.8

Date or Period:  1955

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description:  Woman’s accessories: Hat. Beige felt hat of modified tam style with seam between top of crown and side crown. Felt “ribbon” ornament with four gold metal bars. Brewster label.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  94% wool, 6% fiber


Registration No:  78.1.12

Date or Period:  late 1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description:   Woman’s accessories: Hat. White straw capulet, with white velvet bow in front.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw


Registration No:  78.1.15

Date or Period:  1956

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description:       Hat; Dobbs, Fifth Ave. New York label. H.P. Selman and Co., Louisville, KY, size 7. Navy felt Breton with navy satin ribbon headband. Front veil. Felt, satin ribbon. Note with box said: “Feb 3, 1956 – In here: Navy blue felt hat (for winter) Selman’s Louisville.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  felt, satin ribbon


Registration No:  78.1.23

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Adrienne Original, Fifth Avenue, NY. Rose pink pile fabric in beret variation with bumpers at side front. Beige net in front with lavender T pins.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  pile fabric


Registration No:  78.2.9

Date or Period: Probably 1950's

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

Date Received:  1978

Description: Large black cartwheel straw hat with shallow crown, wide black velvet ribbon on crown. Cherry and flower decoration on front of crown


Registration No:  78.2.16

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat, pink satin pancake shape with covered clamp. Two fabric roses in front. Handmade by owner.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  satin, fabric flowers


Registration No:  78.2.17

Date or Period: Probably 1950's

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

Date Received:  1978

Description: Pink linen with fluted two inch brim covered with pink net. Two red fabroc flowers on top, velvet clamps at sides, handmade


Registration No:  78.2.22

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat, yellow, covered with small pale yellow fabric flowers. Green flowers leaves (fabric) encircle 1” high crown. Poke bonnet front.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  mesh base, fabric flowers


Registration No:  78.2.23

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat, red, velvet, draped around brim. Brim 2 ½” wide in front. 1” rise in crown, slightly rounded on top.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  velvet, net lining


Registration No:  78.2.29

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Accessories – Hat. Green straw modified sailor hat, with copper color silk satin around crown. Also has two small feathers in front.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw


Registration No:  78.2.33

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Mrs. Iris Mahan, 1712 Bon Air Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  1978

Description: Black net cartwheel hat, layered net around crown


Registration No:  78.2.35

Date or Period:  late 1950’s

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

Date Received:  Summer 1978

Description:       White fur pillbox hat. Finley label

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Fur


Registration No:  79.7.1

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Jane Moyahan, 32 Mentelle Pk., Lexington, KY

Date Received:  October 1979

Description: Accessories – hat: navy felt with red grosgrain ribbon and beading and sequin flower decorations at brim. Lee Leon designed.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Felt


Registration No:  79.7.2

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Jane Moyahan, 32 Mentelle Pk., Lexington, KY

Date Received:  October 1979

Description: Accessories – hat: black straw capulet with black grosgrain ribbon decoration Betmar design

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw


Registration No:  79.7.5

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Jane Moyahan, 32 Mentelle Pk., Lexington, KY

Date Received:  October 1979

Description: Accessories – hat: rust colored beret. Decorations missing. Frances & Walter Nelkin design.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  felt


Registration No:  79.7.9

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Jane Moyahan, 32 Mentelle Pk., Lexington, KY

Date Received:  October 1979

Description: Accessories – hat: Brown wool beret with beaded decorations at side with brown net face covering

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  wool felt


Registration No:  79.8.6

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Winnie Burruss, 504 Fairfield Dr., Lexington, Kentucky, 40505

Date Received:  November 1979

Description: Accessories – hat: navy wide-brimmed hat with navy and light blue grosgrain ribbon

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw


Registration No:  79.8.7

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Winnie Burruss, 504 Fairfield Dr., Lexington, Kentucky, 40505

Date Received:  November 1979

Description: Accessories – hat: beige straw capulet with red silk roses, red velvet ribbon, and beige net in front.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw


Registration No:  80.2.2

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Mr. Keith Wilson, 316 N. Main Street, Barbourville, Kentucky

Date Received:  1980

Description: black velvet hat with satin and velvet cording around side crown, trimmed with sequins. No brim, front face veil, tied with velvet ties


Registration No:  80.2.3

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Mr. Keith Wilson, 316 N. Main Street, Barbourville, Kentucky

Date Received:  1980

Description: Beige and black velour pancake. Black is edging, beige is center of hat. Black net with rhinestones. Fisk label, Chicago


Registration No:  80.2.6

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mr. Keith Wilson, 316 N. Main Street, Barbourville, KY 40906

Date Received:  April 1980

Description: Women’s accessories: Hat. Black straw Juliet. Open weave straw bands are looped over a straw cap to simulate bows. Veiling with velvet pompoms covers hat. Union label.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw, veiling


Registration No:  78.1.33

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat. Bode label, Bumper variation covered with pleated satin ribbons in peach, velvet fabric cover, pink and cream fabric flowers, beige netting.


Registration No:  80.2.12

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Mr. Keith Wilson, 316 N. Main Street, Barbourville, Kentucky

Date Received:  1980

Description: Pale coral feather hat, Juliet style. Feathers form and X shape over the ear


Registration No:  82.6.8

Date or Period:  1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mabel Campbell, Box 368 Miltonvale, KS 67466

Date Received:  March 1982

Description: Women’s accessories: Hat. Brown hat of velvet and satin bows. Brown veil covers all. Labeled “Sears Millinery, Sears, Roebuck & Co., U.S.A” Scrim and velvet tube frame.


Registration No:  80.2.20

Date or Period:  Probably 1950’s

Donated/Loaned:  Mr. Keith Wilson, 316 N. Main Street, Barbourville, KY 40906

Date Received:  April 1980

Description: Women’s accessories: Hat. Brown velvet mushroom shape with rust feathers on side crown. Brown velvet cording separates side and top crown.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  velvet, feathers


Registration No:  82.6.5

Date or Period:  1950-55

Donated/Loaned by: Mabel Campbell, Miltonvale, Kansas

Date Received:  1982

Description: White and tan modified Juliet cap with turned up brim, folds to points above ears. Cap is embroidered organdy over a scrim frame. Brim is white satin with three rhinestones trimmed white “leaves” in front. Grosgrain inner headband, no label, net covers all


Registration No:  80.11.4

Description: off-white grosgrain ribbon headband


Registration No:  82.6.4

Date or Period:  1950-1965

Donated/Loaned by:  Mabel Campbell, Box 368, Miltonvale, Kansas

Date Received:  1982

Description: Black velvet Juliet cap with light brown and taupe velvet rouching across front, and taupe velvet rouching across back. Black net covers all, Ranleigh label 

Hats: 1940s - 1950s

Registration No:  82.14.6

Date or Period:  post WW II

Donated/Loaned:  Vivian Smith Moore, Rte 8, US 127N, Harrodsburg, KY

Date Received:  June 7, 1982

Description: Women’s accessories: Hat. Off-white hat with double ruffle at base of crown. Made of unplied surplus parachute “silk” cord after World War II.


Registration No:  85.1.1

Date Received:  1985

Description: Graduation hat


Registration No: 85.1.2

Date of Period: Late 1940’s early 1950’s

Date Received: 1985

Description: Whit pillbox hat


Registration No:  85.1.3

Date of Period:  Late 1940’s early 1950’s

Date Received: 1985

Description: White, pillbox hat with 3 bows


Registration No: 85.1.4

Date of Period: Late 1940’s early 1950’s

Date Received: 1985

Description: Gray and white hat with feathers


Registration No:  85.1.5

Date or Period: 1950’s

Date Received: 1985

Description: Brown band hat


Registration No:  78.1.34

Date or Period:  1940’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat, Shenley Gordin – Millinery of distinction, 514 So. 4th – Seelbach hotel. Size 22 ½ navy straw sailor. Crown covered with fabric flowers with white centers 1 ¾” brim.


Registration No:  78.1.37

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Brown felt Breton with wide grosgrain ribbon around crown. Veiling within upturned brim.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  wool felt, grosgrain ribbon


Registration No:  78.1.24

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat, Gladys and Belle 20 West 57th St. New York, navy chenille novelty weave cloche with strings of iridescent beads on navy felt. Satin ribbon; bow in front at side.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  chenille, satin ribbon, iridescent beads


Registration No:  78.1.38                                                          

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Natural color straw modified halo with black taffeta bow around crown.

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  Straw, taffeta


Registration No:  78.2.3

Date or Period:  Late 1950’s

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

Date Received:  1978

Description: orange fur pillbox hat with orange fur leafed edge


Registration No:  78.2.11

Date or Period:  late 1950’s

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

Date Received:  June, 1978

Description: Hat – Norman Durand Original cream pancake straw with velvet loops clamper, face veil with small pearls, all matching

Fabric/ Fabric Structure:  straw, velvet, net


Registration No:  78.2.12

Date or Period:  Late 1950’s

Donated/Loaned by:  Mrs. Iris Mahan, 1712 Bon Air Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  1978

Description: Wide red straw, 2 ½” brim, rounded crown, encircled with artificial fruit and green fabric flowers, handmade


Registration No: 80.11.3

Date or Period: 1955

Donated/Loaned by: Rosemary Brooks, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received: 1980

Description: Apple green head veil with green velvet bow and cut out motifs glued to net. Worn to a wedding. Machine made nylon net, rayon velvet


Registration No: 75.13.2

Date or Period: 1959

Donated/Loaned: Laura Newman, Peducah, Kentucky

Date Received: October, 1975

Description: Woman’s accessories: Hat. Women’s yellow straw derby hat with high crown and small bill. The crown slopes downward to the back. It is trimmed with a yellow ribbon and triangular shape ornament.


Registration No: 85.6.17

Date or Period: Late 1940’s early 1950’s

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

Date Received: 1985

Description: Large, blue pancake hat


Registration No: 85.6.27

Date or Period: 1950’s

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

Date Received: July 1, 1985

Description: Blue hat with ruffle bow


Registration No: 85.6.29

Date or Period: late 1940’s – early 1950’s

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

Date Received: July 1, 1985

Description: White fur and bead hat with veil

Hats: 1940s - 1950s

Registration No:  94.2.3

Date or Period:  1950’s

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

Date Received:  1994

Description: Brown cartwheel


Registration No: 94.5.1

Date or Period: 1950’s

Donated/Loaned by: Merry Mirrielees (via Cindy Todd), 716 Sunset Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received:  1994

Description: Cain-Sloan Co. label, pink/white large cartwheel with curved brim


Registration No: 95.3.3

Date or Period: 1950’s

Donated/loaned by: Mrs. Betty Haddock, 1048 Elmendorf, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received: 1995

Description: Pink Straw with pink flowers around the brim


Registration No: 95.3.4

Date or Period: 1951

Donated/Loaned by: Mrs. Betty Haddock, 1048 Elmendorf, Lexington, Kentucky

Date Received: 1995

Description: Brown felt with unusual shape, long bill


Hats: unsure

Registration No: 95.4.1

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ann Harris, 3635 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY

Date Received: 1995

Description: Black Wool with black ribbon trim, Greenlawn label


Registration No: 95.4.2

Donated/Loaned by: Ann Harris, 3635 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY

Date Received: 1995

Description: Blue/white straw with blue ribbon trim, John Jr. label


Registration No: 95.4.3

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ann Harris, 3635 Lexington Road, Versailles, Kentucky

Date Received: 2/1/1995

Description: Blue/white straw with blue nettings and blue ribbon trim


Registration No: 95.4.4

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ann Harris, 3635 Lexington Road, Versailles, Kentucky

Date Received: 2/1/1995

Description: Black headpiece with gray and white flowers


Registration No: 95.4.5

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ann Harris, 3635 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY

Date Received: 1995

Description: Unusual sun hat covered with pink and white flowers


Registration No: 95.4.6

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ann Harris, 3635 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY

Date Received: 1995

Description: Unusual sun hat covered with green and shite flowers


Registration No: 95.4.7

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ann Harris, 3635 Lexington Road, Versailles, Kentucky

Date Received: 1995

Description: Brown with red/green/yellow long feather


Registration No: 95.4.10

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ann Harris, 3635 Lexington Road, Versailles, Kentucky

Date Received: 1995

Description: Black with black and off white flowers on the side


Registration No: 95.4.11

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ann Harris, 3635 Lexington Road, Versailles, Kentucky

Date Received: 1995

Description: Tan straw with yellow ribbon trim


Registration No: 96.1.1

Donated/Loaned by: Ruth Paulk

Date Received: 12/19/1995

Description: Turquoise blue cowboy style hat (felt). Thin matching ribbon around base of crown tied into a bow at the back. Christine label


Registration No: 96.1.3

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ruth Paulk

Date Received: 12/19/1995

Description: Large navy velvet beret with crossing tabs on top. Jackie label


Registration No:  96.1.4

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ruth Paulk

Date Received: 12/19/1995

Description: Turquoise blue feather hat. Lecie label


Registration No: 96.1.5

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Ruth Paulk

Date Received: 12/19/1995

Description: Beige straw hat with cream linen wrap around crown with a small brown ribbon and pearl iridescent ball. L.S. Ayres label


Registration No: 96.2.1

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Susan Congelton, hat purchased in D.C. area

Date Received: 1995

Description: Large purple beret with flower pattern. Flowers are shades of pink, purples, blues, and green stems. Woodward and Lohtrop label


Registration No: 96.2.2

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Susan Congelton, hat purchased in D.C. area

Date Received: 1995

Description: Beige felt hat with two rows of brass eyelets and connecting beige ribbon up the front. Tortoise label


Registration No: 96.2.3

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Susan Congelton, hat purchased in D.C. area

Date Received: 1995

Description: Black velvet baseball style hat. Julius Garfunkel & Co. label


Registration No: 96.3.1

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Worn by: Lena Kimbler, donated by: Sheryll Gram Kimbler

Date Received: 1995

Description: Black felt pillbox style hat with black netting, and small bow at back, bow has two extensions that hang down in back. Christine label


Registration No:  96.3.2

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Worn by: Lena Kimbler, donated by: Sheryll Gram Kimbler

Date Received: 1995

Description: Pink satin pillbox hat with light pink satin around rim. This satin has a gold line through pink leaves design. Chapeaux label


Registration No:  96.3.3

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Worn by: Lena Kimbler, donated by: Sheryll Gram Kimbler

Date Received: 1995

Description: Double layer pillbox with pink roses and greenery at top, pink and satin netting at bottom


Registration No:  96.3.4

Date or Period: unsure

Donated/Loaned by: Worn by: Lena Kimbler, donated by: Sheryll Gram Kimbler

Date Received: 1995

Description: Maroon cowboy style hat (felt) with gold links around band


Hats: 1950's

Registration No: 96.5.8

Date or Period: 1950’s

Description: Black headband with thin velvet piping with small scallion or coiled decorations


Registration No: 96.5.11

Date or Period: 1950’s

Description: Wires with velveteen red and ivy leaves