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Object Name: Lady's hat
Date: ca. 1883
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Medium: Velvet, silk, beads
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 6 x 8 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 15.2 x 21.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Lady's brimless, beaded hat with soft, red velvet crown, pale green velvet ribbon bow in front, and two black ribbon streamers in back; crown dotted with coral beads sandwiched between smaller gray beads and surrounded with fringe consisting of loops of charcoal gray beads with coral pendants; lined with ivory silk.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Marguerite Alice Bruns
Object Number: 1943.3
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According to the accession records, this hat was made for the trousseau of the donor's grandmother, Carmelite Constant Bowling, a native of New Orleans. Miss Bowling married Lieutenant Christopher Leslie Bruns, U.S.N.