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Object Name Costume
Alternate Name Party Hat
Date 1890-1920
Description Man's hat. Jester style, made of white, green, and red satin, and gold woven fabric with metallic thread. Hat has an applied gold paper lyre and is trimmed with metallic braid, sequins, bells, and one fabric leaf. Lined with white linen or cotton. Handwritten inscriptions on lining: "Beethoven" and "7 1/8."
(Keywords: Accessory, Late Victorian, Early Twentieth Century, New York)
Ownership and History This hat is associated with the Staten Island Quartett Club. The club was established in 1861 by members of Staten Island's German community, which was concentrated in the Stapleton area. The group held numerous social events, including musical performances and an annual Masquerade Ball. The Quartett Club enjoyed a long history, and celebrated both a fiftieth and a seventy-fifth anniversary. It dissolved in 1954, just 7 years shy of its one hundredth anniversary.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number X00.0253
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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