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Catalog Number 2015.020.001
Description I. Magnin & Co. Brimless Cloche, c. 1920s-1930s. Red felt brimless cloche or pillbox hat is dome-shaped with a 1 1/2" wide pink ribbed ribbon at base that is tied into a bow on one side. A similar pink ribbon is sewn on interior edge. There is a white makers mark stamped into underside of crown and a blue I. Magnin label at interior edge.
Object Name Hat, Pillbox
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title I. Magnin & Co. Brimless Cloche or Pill Box Hat, c. 1920s-1930s
Date c. 1920s-1930s
Creator I. Magnin & Co., San Mateo
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "I.MAGNIN & CO." (white letters on blue ribbon affixed to interior edge); "GENUINE LOOK" (text below white maker's mark stamped inside crown)
Provenance Purchased and worn by donor in San Mateo County; donor lived in Atherton, CA.
Notes Mary Ann Magnin and Isaac Magnin opened their first store in 1876. The business would expand to have locations in Union Square, San Francisco and San Mateo. In 1944, the department store Bullocks bought the I. Magnin & Co. chain. In the 1980s Macys bought Bullocks and I. Magnin & Co.
[ accessed 12/15/2015]
Dimensions H-5 W-8.5 D-8.5 inches
Search Terms Accessories
Clothing Industry
Costume Accessories
Costume and Fashion
Department Stores
Fashion Accessories
I. Magnin & Co., San Mateo
San Mateo
San Mateo Businesses
Women's Accessories
Women's Fashion
Women's Fashion Accessories
Subjects Clothing & dress
Clothing industry
Department stores
Fashion industry
Hat industry
San Francisco
San Mateo