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Object Name Hat
Catalog Number 0985.10.00081
Date 1861-1865
Description Doll's hat, or miniature hat, consisting of braided palmetto straw in round shape, flat crown, no brim, with an outward facing section of braids along the top of the crown. A faded red and blue silk ribbon is sewn as a decoration on one side. Black velvet band trimming the bottom edge. Silk adjustable liner in the crown. Elastic band, once used to secure the hat under the chin of a doll, is now no longer attached on one side, and hangs like an elastic string from the single remaining point of attachment. The sticker adhered inside the crown says "OE(or 2) 51- / 11-19".
Dimensions H-1 W-3.25 L-3.25 inches
Owned Colonel Wild
Made unidentified slave, Colonel Wild's plantation, SC
Provenance This is a doll's hat made during the war by a slave on Colonel Wild's plantation.
People unidentified slave
unidentified African American
Wild, Colonel
Subjects African Americans