=History and Art at "Cookie Heights" Parson Street=(1926)
Saturday, July 23
1912 Titanic Era Hat for A Gentle Lady
'This antique Edwardian Titanic era black beaver felt fur red feather large brim hat dates from 1912. It is made of a black plush beaver felt fur fabric, with a red feather hatband, feather plumes, red tulle net and a large gold metal red rhinestone bow brooch pin. This gorgeous grand ladies hat has an exaggerated upturned dramatic wide brim front. There is a large round crown, with a smaller inner crown which is lined inside in black silk and would have sat atop a full Gibson Girl style updo hairdo. There is a "Pickering Ladies Hatter Lewiston, Maine" label inside. The hat measures 18 inches wide, 6 1/2 inches tall, 25 inches in circumference on the top crown and 20 inches in circumference inside the inner crown. It is in excellent wearable condition. This is truly a rare and wonderful example of an extravagant opulent Titanic era hat!'