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Catalog Number 2015.020.002
Description I. Magnin & Co. Wide-brimmed Hat, c. 1940s-1960s. White sunhat (?) is comprised of a linen-weave polyester. Round crown is flat on top with straight 4" sides. Brim comes out at an angle from crown and has two layers of fabric that have been stitched in concentric circles to keep firm. A 2" white ribbon forms a band just above brim ending in an upside-down V-shape at front of hat. A taupe or light brown-colored ribbon is sewn to interior where brim meets crown.
Object Name Hat
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title I. Magnin & Co. Wide-brim Hat, c. 1940s-1960s
Date c. 1940s-1960s
Creator I. Magnin & Co., San Mateo
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "I.MAGNIN & CO." (black letters on white ribbon affixed to interior edge)
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-7 W-12 D-13 inches
Search Terms Accessories
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 stores
Department stores
Fashion industry
San Francisco
San Mateo