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Object Name: Opera hat in original box
Date: 1890-1920
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Medium: Silk, cardboard, paper, metal, cotton
Dimensions: Overall (hat - open): 6 x 9 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. (15.2 x 24.1 x 30.8 cm) Container (box): 2 3/4 × 9 3/4 × 12 1/2 in. (7 × 24.8 × 31.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Collapsible opera hat made of black ribbed silk; in oval cardboard box with black paper on the outside, plaid patterned paper on the inside, black cotton ties, and metal handle.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. William A. Robbins
Object Number: 1947.246a-c
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Marks: Printed in gold on top of box: "Young's Hats / NONE BETTER MADE / Young Bros. / 199 / Broadway / 849 / 500 / 5th AVE / NEAR / 42ND ST / 1197 / BROADWAY / 1359 / 605-607-609 BROADWAY. / NEW YORK / 371 FULTON ST. / BROOKLYN / REGISTERED / OPERA HAT"; stamped in gold inside top of crown: "NONE BETTER MADE / Young Bros. / 199 / BROADWAY / 849 / 500 / 5TH AVE / NEAR 42ND ST / 1197 / BROADWAY / 1369 / 605-607-609 BROADWAY. / NEW YORK / 371 FULTON ST. / BROOKLYN / REGISTERED"

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According to the accession records, this opera hat was worn by the donor.