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Object Name BOATER
Catalog Number 0985.07.00014
Description Flat boater hat consisting of finely braided straw; black wool 1.25 in. hat band; 2.25 in. brim; a light brown leather sweat band; and a gathered red silk liner tied with multicolored braided thread at the top of the interior crown. A paper label with Gothic script initials, "J. D." is sewn into the crown under the liner.
Dimensions H-3 Dia-12 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Provenance Jefferson Davis wore this straw boater hat in the summers during the war.
People Davis, Jefferson
Subjects Hats
Headgear
Presidents