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Headwear - Brown Felt & Black Ribbon 'Cloche' Hat / by Anne Harrison of Kew, 1955-65

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Description
Apricot coloured felt woman’s hat retailed by Anne Harrison of Kew. The design includes a contrasting band of black ribbon at the base of the crown. The ribbon is shaped into a flat bow at the rear of the hat.
Object Registration
2016.0237
Keywords
anne harrison, milliners - kew (vic), women's clothing, costume accessories, fashion and textiles collection - kew historical society
Historical information
Marion “Annie” (Cooper) Harrison, a milliner by trade, designed and made women’s hats, initially in the 1940s in High Street, and later in the 1950s and 60s at 5 Princess Street. The hats were constructed upstairs in her shop in Princes Street while the ground floor was reserved for sales and display. She employed other milliners to assist but always ran the showroom herself. Hectic periods were in the weeks before the big racing carnivals when the many wealthy race-goers of Kew kept her busy. She typically walked to her business as she and her husband, Fred Harrison, lived locally. Annie died in April 2016, at the great age of 107 years. Her hats are held in local and national collections.
When Made
1955-65
Made By
Anne Harrison of Kew (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Label: Anne Harrison of Kew. WM 9906
Last updated
1 May 2020 at 11:01AM