#0639  Riding Hat  c. 1940-1950  


Black felt, gros grain ribbon band, ivory satin lining, leather.

Label: Stamped in gold on interior leather: "The English Shop Libertyville saddle Shop  Libertyville, Illinois".

Condition: Perfect.

Measurements: 8.5" x 10" X 4". Paper label: "6 5/8".

Comments: In Mary Thomas' book on women's historic riding habits, The Fair Lady Aside, she claims that after 1885: "The bowler became stylish with or without a veil."