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Object Name Hat
Catalog Number 0985.02.00050
Description Woman's hat consisting of rye straw braided to form the crown and one-inch brim. Brim trimmed in green velvet ribbon that extends around the base of the crown with a bow on one side.
Material Straw/Fabric
Dimensions H-3 W-8 L-12.5 inches
Owned Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Duval [Mrs. R. A. Patterson]
Made Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Duval [Mrs. R. A. Patterson]
Provenance Betty Du Val (later Mrs. Patterson) of Florida made the rye straw hat during the war when she was 16 years old. The rye straw was split and braided, then shaped by some fashion plate supposed to have come through the blockade. The hat was trimmed with velvet from an antebellum dress. (accession ledger)

People Patterson, Elizabeth Anne Duval (Betty) [Mrs. R. A.]
Duval, Elizabeth Anne (Betty)
Du Val, Elizabeth Anne (Betty)
Search Terms ersatz (tentative)
Subjects civilians
girls
children
women
Teenagers
Headgear
Hats
Blockade running
Blockades