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From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

Description
Woven turquoise silk taffeta turban style ladies hat with half bow, circa 1960s. White mesh interior with teal grosgrain binding, thin black elastic band.
Size
Height 13.5 cms, Diameter 22 cms,
Object Registration
T0020.1
Keywords
hat, milliner, turban, mayra rasmussen, rae rasmussen, brighton, misses mooney
Historical information
This hat belonged to Mrs Mayra Rasmussen who lived at 389 St Kilda Street, Brighton. She lived there for over 50 years with her husband Rae Rasmussen, manager with the State Bank of Victoria.
When Made
c.1960s
Made By
Misses Mooney (Milliner)
Significance
The Mooney sisters, Nell and Ida, were situated beside the Regent Theatre in Collins Street, Melbourne and were well respected milliners and dressmakers. The hat's style is typical of the 1960s.
Inscriptions & Markings
Label, woven black on white: MISSES MOONEY / OF MELBOURNE
Last updated
20 Mar 2019 at 11:35PM