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Catalog Number 2015.020.004
Description Asymmetrical-brimmed Cloche, c. 1930s-1990s. The Halle Bros. Co. pink felt ladies hat has a dome-shaped crown with an asymmetrical brim that is 2.5" on the proper right and 3.875" on the proper left. A folded pink ribbed ribbon forms a band just above the brim that ends on the proper right with a bow secured by a fabric-wrapped button. Edges of bow are frayed. A pink 1" ribbon is sewn to interior between brim and crown.
Object Name Cloche
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Halle Brothers, Co. Asymetrical-brimmed Cloche, c. 1930s-1990s
Date c. 1930s 1990s
Creator Halle Brothers, Co., Cleveland, OH
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "TheHalleBros.Co." (black letters on white ribbon affixed to interior ribbon); "UNITED HATTERS & MILLINERY W'KRS / INT. UNION / 22 / 28621 / U.S.A. 6" (small label affixed at seam of interior ribbon)
Provenance Purchased and worn by donor in San Mateo County; donor lived in Atherton, CA.
Notes "The Halle Brothers Co. (1891–1982) was considered the leading department store company in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded on 7 February 1891 by brothers Samuel Horatio Halle and Salmon Portland Chase Halle." After 91 years of opperation Halles was sold and then liquidated in the early 1980s.
[ accessed 12/16/2015]
Dimensions H-9 W-11 D-11.5 inches
Search Terms Costume Accessories
Costume and Fashion
Department Stores
Fashion Accessories
Women's Accessories
Women's Fashion
Women's Fashion Accessories
Subjects Clothing & dress
Department stores
Fashion industry