From the 1940s, possibly a bit earlier, a black fur felt hat with sculptural design and a bouquet of lush, brown feathers to frame your face.
Secure it with the strap which, contrary to what 5-year-old party goers might insist, belongs beneath your hair, at the back.
From my personal collection.
Ella Buchanan Gunn, Atlanta --
(I found ads for this label from November 1930 through August 1947, with Gunn's obituary appearing in the 21 May 1951 Atlanta Constitution, noting she'd been ill for about 5 years. Also, the surname Ruth may be a misspelling of Routh.)
Merrimac -- makers of hats and hat bodies (from which milliners could fashion their own designs), from the 1860s through the 1950s.
Materials: fur felt (very smooth and soft), feathers
Condition: no flaws to note
21"/53cm around inner grosgrain band
crown is about 3"/7.5cm tall, and soft (hat sits fairly high on the head)
brim varies from 1"/2.5cm at back to 3.25"/8.25cm at the pointed sections
☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. ☜
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