1950-1969 Woman’s Hats

White Beaver Long Plush Hat 1998-20-01 Kitty Oliver Collection THB2 R12Sd

The “Kitty” Oliver Hat Collection belonged to Catharine Roe Morgan Oliver (b. 27 April 1918 in Pembroke, Ga d.29 March 2018). She was a graduate from Georgia State Woman’s College now Valdosta State University. She married William Henry Oliver Jr.(b. 20 Oct 1912) on the 15th of January 1938. A well established shop, Southern Stationary and Printing Store located downtown on 311 N. Patterson Street was owned and operated by the Olivers. In 1973, six years after her husband’s death, Catharine married William Wiley Oliver Sr. He died in 1986 leaving her once again a widow. She then moved to Atlanta to be near family.

Catharine Oliver was the guest speaker at the historical society’s lecture on hats in the 80’s. In 1998, she generously gave her large collection of hats to the museum.

Style: Bowler type
Brim: 2 1/2″ turned up 1 3/4″
Crown: 14 1/2″
Inside measurement: 20 1/2″
Sweatband: brown grosgrain ribbon
Hat band: grosgrain ribbon in cream color 1 1/2″ wide with bow in back
Tag/Stamp: Body stamp-Angorette, Made in Italy
Circa: 1940-1950

Pink Sequins Close Fitting Hat 2010-25-081 Louie Peeples White Hat Collection THB65 R12Se

Pink all over sequin follows hat shape
Pink velvet trim finishes edges
Brim none
Tag none
Circa:1950, dated for style, materials used

Beige and White Brushed Suede “Leaves or Feathers” Hat UNK #1THB22 R13Sb

Fringed brushed suede in wide vertical bands are sewn down the middle to form “feathers” or leaves” which are then interlaced over a pinkish beige crown and is finally decorated in pinkish beige netting in front.
Brim :none
Tag:“An Original Mr. Stanley, New York”,
Lined w/brown grosgrain ribbon to finish edge,
Crown: 12 ½
Inside circumference: 20 ½”
Circa: 40’s – 50’s, (dates based on style and materials used)

Black Velvet Swirl Hat 2010-25-027THB48 R13Se Louie Peeples White Hat Collection

Base of black netting
Crown of swirls of black velvet w/curled black single feather and small satin bow to right side.
Inside red band “Duby Hats New York”,
Circa 1940, dated for style

Fur Whimsy w/Black Netting and Black Satin Ribbon Acq 2010-25-153, Louie Peeples White Hat Collection THB 48R13Se

Fur in an open figure 8
Finished on in the inside with cotton on bias
1940-50s, dated for style

Oval Mink Black Felt Hat 2017-12-15b Josie Eager Beadle/Dorothy Hopkins Eager Collection THB 76R12Se

Tag: “May Hats, 220 N. Liberty St.”
Mink band of 3 3/8”,
Crown: indented felt, Russian style
Band: felt band and bow are made to overlap the front left side,
Sweatband: grosgrain ribbon
19” circumference inside
Circa: 1940-1950, dated for style

Round Brown Satin Crown Mink Hat 2017-12-16 Josie Eager Beadle/Dorothy Hopkins Eager Collection THB 76R12Se

Crown: Mink 4″ wide with finished edge of a satin band- 7/8” wide,
Lined: in brown satin
Sweatband: brown grosgrain ribbon
22” inside measurement around
Tag: Sewn in ribbon “Dece Original”
Circa 1940-1950s

Round Overall Mink Hat2017-12-17 Josie Eager Beadle/Dorothy Hopkins Eager Collection THB 76 R12S

Crown edge finished with a satin band ¾”
Lined: in brown satin
Sweatband: brown grosgrain ribbon
Inside measures 21” around
Tags: “Dece Original” & “Union Made 188675”
Circa: 1940-1950

2021-070-02 THB 87 Charlie Oliver Collection

  • Faux fur hat light color
  • Lining
  • Inside band gross grain
  • Circa 1960’s
  • Very small probably child’s hat

Black Velvet Cocktail Hat UNK #2 THB 22 Rack 13 B

Decorated on one side with black straw 11″ tall front with branches and glued black beads
Front with black netting
Crown 13 ½
Front to back 9 ½”
Sweatband: black grossgrain ribbon
Tag: None
Circa 1940-1950

2021-026-043a,b THB 94 Patsy Giles/Louie Peeples White Collection

  • Whimsy black feathers with shocking pink and blue feathers
  • top of the crown is a black velvet bow
  • Blush: black netting
  • No tag
  • Circa 1960’s
  • Store box: C.C. Varnedoe

Black Velour Cocktail Hat 2010-25-026 Louie Peeples White Hat Collection THB54 R13Sc

Decorated w/large round poof of straight feathers to back and netting in black in front,
Shaped edge
Tag: “Burger-Phillips, Birmingham, AL,”, “Dorothy of California” and stamped: Midi imported velour body, Made in France
Black hat pin w/velour square

Felted Dark Brown Velvet Cocktail Hat UNK #1THB 21R12Se

Little brimless velvet hat with off white velvet trim.
Decoration: circular brooches in 2 rows of rhinestones, brown netting
Stamp: Imported body, Made in France,
Tag:size 22 MSC,
Measurement: approximated 12” across ear-to-ear
Date: circa 1950s

Pill Box Brown Velvet with Silk Brown Diamonds UNK #1 THB 20 R12 Se

Brim None
Trim: Leather squares with brass studs at each corner
Tag: Union made 835378
Crown 11 ¾
Inside measurement: 20
Tag: none
Circa 1950-1960

Green Feather Pillbox UNK #2 THB39R12Sa

Decoration: Allover glued on green feathers, green netting blush bow with green velvet bow and rhinestone, Crown finished with green velvet
Tag: “Kutz”
Crown: Height approx. 3”
Brim: None
Inside measurement 22”
Circa: 1950

Petite Straw with Tan Netting UNK #2 THB 21a R12Se

Decorated with black velvet squares netting , two hat pins one of velvet square hat pin and one black rounded hat pin
Brim: is black velvet rises slightly in front
Tag: Kayser-Lilienthal Inc the Shop of Original style Columbus, Ga,
11” ear-to-ear
Lining: none
Circa 1940-1950s

Blue Straw Hat 1998-20-07 THB20 Kitty Oliver Collection

Hat band: wide white grosgrain ribbon
Small white button on top of crown
Navy netting on front
Brim split in back and turned up completely
Crown:11 in
Tag: Jean Arlett Creation
Circa 1940-1950

Blue Fruit Topper Hat 1998-20-05 Kitty Oliver Collection THB16 R13Sd

Crown 10 ¾
Front to back 8 ½
Blue straw hat base
Fruit on wire stems, velvety leaves and wooden red square beads
Circa: 1950s

Small Pink Finely Woven Straw Hat UNK #3 THB22 R13Sb

With allover beads paired in 2’s
Few green leaves dispersed
Pink velvet 1/8 rolled hat band
Brim ¼,

Brown and Tan Velvet Ribbon Hat 98-20-08 Kitty Oliver Collection THB15 R12Sc

Construction resembles a bonnet
Length 7 ½” long, front width 12” across
Hat top is made of brown and tan ¼ in velvet ribbon formed into triangles on the sides of the hat and secured in back with double velvet bow. White pearl hat pin and tan netting on front.
Size 22
Tag says “Original Brandt Paris New York”
Circa: 1950

Small Hat of Beige Fabric 2009-055-05 Dixie Lee Howler Collection THB26 R12Sd

Brim: none
Decoration: Small paper and chenille flowers
Fabric made of rough material (feels like the loops in Velcro)
Ear-to-ear 12 ½” wide, 2 ½” wide side
Circa 1960s

Small Woven Chipped Straw Hat 2009-055-02 Dixie Lee Howler Collection THB27 R13Se

  • Brim: Small Rolled 1” in front, 7/8” in back
    Decoration: little beige paper flowers, light brown velvet beige netting, brown velvet tails in back
    Lining: None
    Size: 22
    Crown: 9” tall
    Tag: None
    Circa 1950

White Linen Cloth Hat 2009-055-06 Dixie Lee Haller Collection THB26 R12Sd

Lining: None
Decoration: Small white bow in front
Tag: none
Crown measurement: ear-to-ear 13 ½”
Probably worn to protect styled hair when sleeping or windy outside
Circa: 70’s -80’s Chain stitch serged on inside seam

Pink Cellophane Hat UNK #1 THB34 R13Sa

In Kirven’s box (store located in Quitman, Ga):
Small hat
Decoration: white or beige flowers
Crown: 11 ¼
Brim: 1 inch turned down
Inside: 19 ¼
Poor Condition (Curator’s note this hat has been badly discolored due to the glue used for attaching the flowers)
Crica: 1950s

Dark Navy Blue Hat 2010-25-011, Louie Peeples White Hat Collection THB42 R13Se

Decoration: Turned up in front 1 ½ inch wide grosgrain ribbon trim and folded flat bow in back
Tag: “Madcaps Paris New York
Circa: 1950

Medium Blue Twill Hat With Sheen 2010-25-012, Louie Peeples White Hat Collection THB42 R13Se

No brim
Decoration: small rose cluster on one side
Lining: none
Tag: Kutz
Circa: 1950s

Little Red Saucer Hat With Velvet Crown UNK #2THB13 R12Sb

No tag inside
Crown: Almost flat , straw and velvet edge rolled up slightly 8 ¼ side to side
Velvet brim ¼ rolled

Netting With Teal Flowers 1998-20-04 THB4R13

From the Kitty Oliver Collection, this lovely little netted hat would enhance a bouffant hair style floating over it without crushing it. It is composed of light teal netting and what use to be teal organdy flowers that are now faded to a cream. Inside each flower is a pom-pom and artificial stamens.

Netting in Navy Blue 1998-20-03 THB4R13

This too is from the Kitty Oliver Collection and has a very similar style to the one above. The open navy blue netting is decorated with 6 silk flowers and a decorative bow. This one has a tag in the inside Union made 5Q635453 USA 6 and another with the name of the company Skol Nips.

Tan Netting With Birds 1998-20-10 THB4R13

Again this hat belonged to Kitty Oliver Collection and is tan netting with a tan velvet bow & a comb under the bow for security. The trim on this one is particularly interesting in that tiny birds are fashioned from feathers tied around wire & cotton.

5 Net Hats 2016-79 Cornelia Ashley Collection THB73R13Sd

  • Photo 1-3 -03d Navy blue netting with grosgrain navy blue bow. -03eThe del Rogia Ladies’ Hats Atlanta” hatbox, is round, with a white top decorated with a red band. Diagonal red and white stripes alternate on the box sides and a handle of a red rope finalizes the look
  • Photo 4 -03a brown netting with a brown velvet bow, -03f Brown netting with small velvet knot
  • Photo 5 -03b,off white netting with grosgrain and off white chiffon double bow, -03c off white netting with velvet white bow

Black Velvet Rim Hat 98-20-09 Kitty Oliver Collection TB20R12Se

Rim of black velvet with black netting making the crown
Decoration: 2 black velvet bows atop crown
Rim: 1 ¾ in wide

Beige Netting with Rose Raffia 2005-018-03 Sandra P. Allen Collection THB11R12

Beige shaped netting and a raffia rose on top of crown & ribbon
Circa 1960
This style of hat was popular during the mid 60’s which could be worn without crushing the bouffant hairstyle.
Please note: Sandra P Allen Collection is located in THB 5,9,10,11,14, 17,19

Black Netting with Triangle Velvet UNK #1THB69 R13Sd

Black velvet bows & black curly feathers scattered throughout netting
Circa: 1960

Teal Small Whimsy or Head Band UNK #1 THB8R12Sc

This teal whimsy has an open crown of two arched bands made of satin overlapping leaves. These fabric bands converge on the left side near the ear. There is teal netting over the front band. This was in a Sears Box but it is unclear whether this box is original to the hat. circa 1960’s

Navy Blue Straw Hat UNK #1THB23R12Sc

Navy Blue Straw with blue netted blush
Tag: Union Made KA 97918C
Crown: 14 with indention in top
Brim: 1 ¾ on right side, turns down in front and tapers in the back to no brim
Circa: 1940

Navy Blue Straw Hat UNK #3 THB39 R12S

Navy blue netting gathered, possibly a child’s hat
3” wide grosgrain maroon ribbon [possibly original navy blue] w/bow in back,
grosgrain ribbon chin strap that was added,
3” high crown,
2 ¼” wide brim

Black Cellophane High Crown Hat 2005-018-02 Sandra P Allen Collection THB11R12S

Black cellophane platted high crown hat has a very narrow brim and decorated with a simple black velvet bow
Crown: Measured 14 ½” from side to side, 5 ½” in front tall and 4” back making taller in front
Brim: 1” turned under slightly
Tag: “A Clemar Original by Wesco.”
Hat pin: decorated with faux pearl, metal, and glass bead.
Circa: Late 50’s

Cellophane Straw Hat With High Crown UNK#1,THB24R12Sc

Wide brown grosgrain ribbon woven though the side and also as hat band
Under side lined netting
Tag: Herbert Bernard New York Original
Crown 4 in front, 3 ½ in back
Brim 3 in on right side, 2 ½ in front turned down tapers to 1 in back
Size 22 ½
Contents in round white “Fashions from Matthew, 112 Broadway, Columbus” hat box:

White Platted Cellophane Hat With Navy Blue Trim 2005-018-07 (Sandra P Allen Collection) THB10R12Sd

Navy blue netting and navy blue grosgrain ribbon and bow in front
Box label Lorenzo’s Cairo, Ga
Crown 17 ¼
Inside 21 in

2021-026-038a,b Patsy Giles/ Louie Peeples White Collection THB89

  • Patsy Giles received this hat which originally belonged to Louie Peeples White
  • Baby blue fabric base high crown hat covered with machine made “Battenberg” type lace
  • Band: 1/2″ wide velvet baby blue ribbon ties in a bow with free standing lace cut out leaves
  • Lined
  • Label: “Adolfo II New York, Paris”
  • Inside band: Gross grain baby blue color
  • Crown: 4″
  • Brim: rolled 3/4″ wide
  • Circa: 1960’s
  • Store Hat box: “Belk’s Home of Better Values,” cream top and maroon base closes with ties

2021-026-040a,b THB 92 Patsy Giles/Louie Peepls White Collection

  • Plastic “straw” hat base with overall lacey straw scallop
  • Hat band: wide black and narrow red ribbon (possibly added for Valdosta Stat University colors)
  • Crown: 5″
  • Brim:1 5/8″ turn down
  • Tag: Union made Gr964756
  • Circa 1950-60’s
  • Store hat box: Sears

2021-026042a,b THB 93 Patsy Giles/ Louie Peeples White Collection

  • Hat with high crown , plastic black netted base covered with off white overlapping lace motif flower
  • Band: 2″ wide black gross grain ribbon with bow in back
  • Brim: 1 1/4″ wide made of black lace and black ribbons intertwined
  • Tag: Union made FF 9982379
  • Circa 1960
  • Store Hat box: Ivy ( of Valdosta) Tan, square

Green Cellophane Straw Ribbon Hat UNK#1THB13 R12Sb

Contents are in a “Since 1898 Neel’s First in Fashion” hat box: from Thomasville, Ga
Velvet green ribbon is alternated with row of cellophane braided straw for sides of crown
Medium crown with turned down brim, tapers to the back.
Decoration: Silk green rose and velvet ribbon
Tag says Kutz
Netting form
Sweatband: Green grosgrain
Crown 11 ¾” tall
Brim front 2 ¾”
Inside: 21″

All-over Silk Pink Floral Hat UNK #1 THB35 R12Sb

Small shaped crown over a pink netted form
Brim: none
Edges lined with pink velveteen
Tag: Union tag
Crown: 13″ at tallest point, comes to two points on ether side of the ear
Inside measurement: 21″
Placed in C.C. Varnedoe box
Circa: 1960’s

Floral Pink High Crown Bubble Hat 1999-25-02 Gloria Bailey Collection THB 3 R12Sc

This hat belonged to Mrs. Willie McCraken

High Crown
Narrow brim
All over decorations with various shades of pink flowers
Pink velvet band and trim
Tag- Union Made 548306
Height: 4 3/4″
Brim: 1 3/8″
Inside measurement: 20″
Circa 1960s

Blue Floral Bowler Shaped Hat Gloria Bailey Collection 1999-25-01 THB18b13Se

All over decorations blue and white flowers
Base of blue straw with blue velvet trim
Brim: turned up 1″ in front and 1 1/2 ” in back
Crown: 5″ tall Circa:1960

Multi-Colored Pastel Floral Hat Gloria Bailey Collection 1999-25-02 THB 18R13Se

Dome shaped hat
Decoration: all over floral flowers, green netting
Hat Base: Green straw hat
Satin ribbon bows with picot edges in green and off white
Plastic combs for fastening
Circa 1960

Butterscotch Colored Straw High Crown, Small Brim UNK#1 THB12 R13Sd

High crown is decorated with multicolored silk flowers covering crown and under a netting
Hat band Gross grain ribbon in butterscotch/ gold
Kutz brand name
Inside shows flower crown lined in netting
Crown: 15 ½”
Brim: turned up all the way around the hat 2 in on left, 1 in on right revealing a bow
Circa: 1960

Black Petal Hat 2010-25-048 Louie Peeples White Collection THB69 R13Sd

  • This hat could have belonged to Ethel Peeples, Louie Peeples White’s mother
    Decoration: 1 3/8” aqua velvet band that ties into a bow
    Brim: none
    Tag: “Elizabeth Ford, New York”
    Crown: 5 ½” tall
    Circa 1960

Soft White Petal Hat 2010-25-039, Louie Peeples White Hat Collection THB72 R13Sb

  • All-over petals made from organdy fabric over netting form
  • Decoration: Organdy bow tails on left side
  • Tag: “Cain-Sloan Co. Nashville, Tenn. Gene Kittrell”
  • Contents in hat box brown round hat box w/light & dark brown sides, “Shop of Originals Burger Phillips Birmingham, Ala.”
  • Circa 1960

Pink Silk Voile Gathered Kitty Oliver Collection 1998-20-11 THB 7R12Sa

  • Over Straw Base
    Crown: 14 1/4″
    Brim 5″ wide in front, 2 1’4″ back downturned
    Band: Pink velvet 1 1/4″ wide
    Pink grossgrain ribbon inside band
    Brim: edge finished in pink velvet
    Tag: United Hatters Cap and Millinery WRKS Int Union , Union Made 841813
    Circa 1960

Peach Linen Hat With Large Brim 1998-20-13, Kitty Oliver Collection THB30 R13Sb

Crown. 4”
Brim: 4” .
Hat Band: Peach grosgrain 1” ribbon trim w/knot & tails on side
Tag: “Doree of New York”, “Medium”,
Inside band: grosgrain ribbon

White Wool Felt Hat Louie Peeples White Hat Collection 2010-25-025 THB54 R13Sc

  • Bolero style with asymmetrical rolled brim
    Decoration: black grosgrain ½” ribbon with bow on right side, black feather in top of crown pointing down with ring of rhinestones around feather
    Brim: completely turned up in front and trimmed w/black grosgrain.
    Tag: “Jack McConnell’s Flair”,
    Inside band:black grosgrain ribbon
    Brim: 2 ½” wide
    Crown: 5” tall

Very High Crowned Beige Felt Hat 1980-296-01h THB 25 R 12 Sc

Band: 2″ polyester hat band and gold buckle.
Crown: 15 ½
Brim: 2”,sits on top of head Brim turns down
Inside measurement: 20 ½”
Inside brim lined with polyester fabric same as outside band
Tag: none

Reddish Brown Felt Hat with Zig-zag Trim UNK#1 THB6 R12a

Tag: Jean Allen styled by Gage
Stamped: Qualifelt Made in USA
Brim: 2 1/2 ” turned up slightly
Crown: 12″ Diamond shape at top of crown
Trim: feather ,
Hat band: grosgrain
Zig-zag stitching on crown is for decoration
Size: 22
Date: Circa 1940

2021-070-003 THB 87 Charlie Oliver Collection

  • Hat was gifted to Charlie Oliver by Linda Lockington (1948-2018) who received it from her aunt. Large brim hat with shallow crown “picture style ” hat.
  • Reddish brown felted hat
  • Band: satin pleated ribbon and feathers of off white, orange, tan, and ecru and small bow
  • Tag: “An Original Cathay of California”
  • Wire head placements
  • Sweat band in gross grain
  • No lining
  • Circa 1940’s

Classic White Felt Hat 2005-018-05 Sandra B. Allen Collection THB 19 R13S

Classic white felt hat w/large crown and architectural brim,
Tag: Mr. Frank Original
Band: white grosgrain ribbon Trim: felt trimmed grosgrain large “leaf” shape trim side w/brooch in antique gold/rhinestones
Crown: taller in front than back, 4” front, 2”back, 15 ¼” circumference,
Brim 1”- 1 ½” down tapers to the back,
Size:“22 ½”

Cream Hat with Black Trim 1980-296-1e THB5b R13Se

Decoration: Black bow on side
Brim: 2″ on right side folded completely up on left tapering toward back with black rim trim
Tag: “Original Lee Bury of Dallas” Ribbon tag
Body stamp: “Splendicle, Imported Body Made in Italy
No Linning
Crown: 15 1/2”
Size: 22 1/2

Beige Felt Hat with Feather 1980-296-1g THB 5b R13Se

(Though the hat in the photo looks grey it is really beige color) Stitching on front with feather
High crown with indention on top
Tag: “Chesterfield”
Brim: slight turned up in back
Inside band: aqua grosgrain ribbon
No lining
Inside circumference: 21 1/2
Crown: at highest 16 1/2″
Circa: 1940

Black Felted Wide Brim with Faux Fur Band UNK#1 THB75R12Se

Brim front 3 ½ wide
Hat height 2 1/2
Inside Circumference 21″
Circa 1950’s

Woman’s Grey Fedora Style Hat UNK#1 THB5 R13Se

Gray faux fur
Fedora style for women
Tag: “United Hatters Cap and Millenary WKRS 22, International Union” stamped in teal color
Body Stamp: “Empress, body made in West Germany”
Hat band made of vinyl black and white belt with gold rivet
No lining
Sweatband: grey grossgrain ribbon
Circa: 1940

Magenta and Purple Faux Fur Hat 2005-18-06 THB 5 R13Se

Purple band on lower edge in graduated width to center front being widest section
Decoration: Bow center back
Tag: “United Hatters Cap and Millenary WKRC, 22, International Union”;
Body Stamp: in white “Musketeer, Imported Body, Made in Austria”
No Brim

Purple and Pink Satin Hat UNK #1THB39 R12Sa

Tag: Mr. John Jr. Hat
Height 4 7/8”
Brim 4 3/8 wide
Inside 21 ½

White Straw Crown Bahamas Hat with Red Brim 2005-018-01 Sandra B. Allen THB9 R13Se

White Straw Crown Bahamas hat with red brim
Tag: Genevieve Original, New York,
Decoration: Red grosgrain ribbon with white piping, pipping attached to center of ribbon on right side to make faux button loops and white buttons,
Crown: 15 ½” w/crease in center,
Brim: front 2 ½”, turned up in back,
Inside: 20 ¼”,
Stored in a Belks box

2019-60-01 Amy Funderbunk Henderson Collection THB 80

  • Hats in this collection were brought in by Joy Jennings who had borrowed them from Amy Henderson. The hats belonged to Amy Hendrson’s mother Frances Hammond Funderbunk, (1926- 2005)
  • Rose colored ribbed satin silk with high slouch crown
  • Hand painted fabric with metallic netting gathered to make pedals for flowers
  • Metallic lace for a wide band and decorative edge on brim
  • Brim larger on sides and tapers to the front 4 1/2″ wide- 1 3/4″ wide
  • Crown 2 3/4″ high
  • Buckram form
  • Lining once present is now lost
  • Circa 1950-60’s

2019-60-02 Amy Henderson Collection THB 80

  • Black velvet with very light grey ribbed rolled hat brim trim and ostrich feather on left side
  • Crown is slouched 4″ at highest point
  • Brim tapers in back, 4 1/2″ wide – 2 1/2″ wide
  • Inside perimeter: 22″
  • Stamp on inside: Rawak New York, Paris
  • Circa 1950-1960s

2019-60-03 Amy Henderson Collection THB 80

  • Satan cloche style with sheered fabric in 3 values of rose
  • Band goes over the crown and bow on each side
  • No brim
  • Measurement across outside of crown 12 1/2″
  • Inside lining black and gross grain ribbon
  • Tag: Dachettes designed by Lilly Dache
  • Circa 1960’s

2020-065-01a,b Gary Childree Collection THB 81

All of this collection belonged to Pat Ownens Childree Riggins (1928- 2020)

  • Hat is candle light white “straw” braded diagonal bands and netting with pink carnation
  • Hat band : gross grain ribbon in mint green
  • Brim: 1 1/2″ rolled
  • Crown: 5″ tall
  • Hat box is C .C. Varnedoe Co.

2021-065-02a,b Gary Childree Collection THB 82

  • Hat made with a plastic netted form covered with wide lavender gross grain ribbon and decorated at the base and crown top with chiffon lavender leaves and a ribbon tail from top of crown
  • Circa 1960’s
  • Hat box: CC green Varnedoe of Valdosta, Ga smaller than -01

2021-065-03 Gary Childree Collection THB 83

  • Hat is royal blue felted with blush netting in blue and 5 large pleated bows surround crown base
  • Stamp: Starfire Henry Pollak Inc New York
  • No brim
  • Crown 5”
  • Circa: 1950’s-1960’s
  • Hat box: Luke Brothers Store of Valdosta, Ga

2021-065-04a Gary Childree Collection THB 84

  • Pink hat is made of straw with three colors of bands surrounding crown, light pink, white, and dark pink
  • Brim 4” in front bends down slightly in front and tapers 2” in back
  • Circa: late 60’s to early 70’s.
  • Band inside 
  • Store hat box: Neels (of Valdosta) “since 1898 First in Fashion”

2021-065-04c Gary Childree Collection THB 84

  • Black velvet shaped bow whimsy with black netting 

2021-065-05b Gary Childree Collection THB 85

  • Orange hat with bring pink flowers and rhinestones , and some velvet leaves ,
  • No brim, 
  • Head placement holders on each side
  • Sweat band in
  • Inside perimeter 20″
  • Tag is Ferncroft
  • Store hat box: Martha (of Valdosta) 

2021-065-05b Gary Childree Collection THB 85

  • Off white large turned down brim
  • Tag: Mannette Shapeau Kutz
  • sweat band
  • Brim: width 4” brim tapers to 3” in back
  • Crown: height approx. 4”
  • Band: off white ribbon with tails

2021-065-06 Gary Childree Collection THB 86

  • Black straw hat with lace form
  • Brim: front 3 ½” wide, turned down, brim trimmed in tulle
  • Band: black overlaps and two pink flowers
  • Tag: Wesco
  • Sweatband