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Woman's Hat

James G. Johnson & Co., Newark, New Jersey

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1910

Black horsehair lace over wire, bird of paradise

Crown (height): 4 inches (10.2 cm) Brim (diameter): 19 inches (48.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Susie McClure, 1958

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  • PublicationAhead of Fashion: Hats of the 20th Century

    Black horsehair lace was stretched over a wire frame to construct this "transparent" hat of about 1910. Made by James G. Johnson & Co. of Newark, New Jersey, it is decorated with a whole bird of paradise, whose importation as a millinery trimming would soon be outlawed in the United States by the Federal Tariff Act of 1913. Dilys E. Blum, from Ahead of Fashion: Hats of the 20th Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin (1993), p. 12.