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Object Name Derby
Catalog Number 0985.07.00010
Date ca. 1877-1889
Description Bowler or Derby hat consisting of dark brown-green wool felt; 1 inch black grosgrain ribbon hatband; upturned brim of 2.5 in bound in black ribbon; brown eather sweatband on interior of crown; violet silk lining stamped printed manufacturer's label: "Quality Superior / Moveo et Proficio / Trademark / Registered April 1[3th] 18[80]". Sticker attached to the lining stating "Jefferson Davis / Beauvoir Missi."
Dimensions H-5.5 W-9.5 L-12.5 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Made Moveo et Proficio
Provenance Jefferson Davis wore this derby while living at "Beauvoir" in Mississippi. This hat was part of the Davis family effects.
People Davis, Jefferson
Subjects Hats
Headgear
Men
Civilians