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Hat - Black Felt / by R&M Dower (Kew)

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Level 1, Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
A circular black velvet brimless woman’s hat with a ribbed grosgrain strap at the back. The hat includes a small label identifying the maker as R&M Dower of 146 High Street, Kew.
Object Registration
2016.0149
Keywords
fashion accessories, hats, women's clothing, r&m dower
Historical information
R&M Dower was a major millinery partnership in High Street, Kew in the 1940s and 1950s. Examples of this millinery firm's hats are in other major public collections (eg NGV).
When Made
1950s
Inscriptions & Markings
Label: "Phone WM8527 / R&M Dower. 146 High Street Kew"
Last updated
27 Jun 2019 at 7:54AM