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This is an genuine spring straw hat, made in Italy, and beautifully adorned with flowers of that period. Circa 1900

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Straw Hats Examples

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The Straw Industry in Italy

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The demand for straw plait was driven by fashion. By the 1800s, the Italians had the largest European straw industry employing 80,000 people. The industry was centred in villages around Florence, but there were other centres in the Piedmont and around Venice.

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Gallery of Art

 

Pierre Auguste Renoir - Luncheon at the Boating Party

Pierre Auguste Renoir - Luncheon at the Boating Party

 

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir  - French Impressionist Painter, (1841-1919)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - French Impressionist Painter, (1841-1919)

Pimenov Jury  – Russian painter  (1903-1977)

Pimenov Jury – Russian painter (1903-1977)

George Romney (1734-1802)  English portrait painter - Emma Hart in a Straw Hat

George Romney (1734-1802) English portrait painter - Emma Hart in a Straw Hat

Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755–1842)

Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755–1842)

 

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A pillbox hat is a small woman’s hat with a flat crown and straight, upright sides.

For example the Jackie O’s pillbox hat – Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library – Independence, Missouri.

Of all the fashion trends set by First Lady Jackie Kennedy, she will be remembered most for her trademark pillbox hat. While Mrs. Kennedy is credited with bringing the hat to the masses, the hat had existed in different forms since the 1930s.

By 1963, interest in wearing the pillbox hat had already begun to fade but came to a sudden halt when Mrs. Kennedy, wearing a pink pillbox hat, cradled the President’s head in her lap after he was struck down by assassin’s bullets.

Jackie O’s pillbox hat

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