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Object Name Hat
Alternate Name Boater
Date ca. 1880-1920
Description Man's natural straw boater. Ovoid crown with flat top and wide brim; blue, red and beige grosgrain ribbon hatband with bow on wearer's left side. Cream net and silk lining, with beige leather headband. Printed mark on lining: "Egbert / Mens Goods Shop / TOMPKINSVILLE, S.I." Elastic chin strap. George Livingston Egbert (1862-1957), a prominent Staten Islander, opened his store in Tompkinsville in 1879, selling men's clothing. The store remained in business through 1961.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Douglas D. Donald
Ownership and History This hat was presented to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1987 by Douglas D. Donald. It was part of a small group of sports-related clothing and accessories that were among the possessions of Mr. Donald's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Henderson Donald of Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Headwear
Associated People Egbert, George Livingston
Donald, Norman Henderson
Catalog Number 87.023.0017
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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