January 21 through Feburary 27, 2016
Hat and pins courtesy of Cleveland Public Library. Purple hat courtesy of Kent State University Museum, Gift of Edith Virginia Enkler
Fashionable women in the early 20th century always wore hats. The fashion of the day determined its color, shape and size. Throughout it all, the pretty hat pin remained a staple and it held both her hat in place. Decorative pins, shown in the case, complimented a woman’s outfits. A post-war Suzy Lee creation from California, the purple colored hat made of Aurore velour featured purple netting that was easily tied behind the hat with two matching velour pins.
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