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Headwear - Brown Felt Fedora

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

Description
A small unadorned dark brown felt fedora, assumed to be designed for a child. The hat has an indented crown and a soft brim. It is otherwise with adornment.
Object Registration
2016.0141
Keywords
children's hats, headwear, fedoras
Historical information
Hat styles have sometimes changed little over the last 100 years. The 'fedora' style used for the manufacture of this 1970s hat dates from the 1890s. Originally a style favoured by women, it became primarily used for men's hats in the early 20th century, being popularised by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII. At one stage the fedora style became a symbol of the women's rights movement.
When Made
1970s
Inscriptions & Markings
Nil
Last updated
11 May 2020 at 11:17PM