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Object ID 2014.007.001
Object Name Hat
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Ruth Jackson
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1950
Made Bessie Morgan
Makers mark 3/4" x 1 1/2" grosgrain silk maker's label: "Fashioned by / Bessie Morgan."
Description Silk navy blue and grey floral pattern lady's hat in a loose, turban-like style. The hat is unlined and there is a 3" long strip of black elastic sewn into the headband below the maker's label for Bessie Morgan, a Wilmington miliner and wife of Reverend James Morgan of the Eight Street Baptist Church.
Dimensions H-10 W-11 Cir-22 inches
Dimension Details Overall dimensions; circumference of headband
Owned Ruth Jackson
Provenance This item originally belonged to Ruth Jackson of the Gilbert Jackson family of Wilmington.
Subjects Hats
Clothing & dress
Search Terms African Americans
Jackson Family
Ruth Jackson
Bessie Morgan
Twentieth Century
Material Silk
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE