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Hat & Pin - Patricia Underwood, Navy Straw, 1988 Object Reg. No: SH 942142

Summary:
This hat was designed and manufactured in New York by Patricia Underwood in 1988. It was worn by the donor with the navy blue suit in the Museum's collection (SH 942059) to the 1988 Derby Day.

According to the donor and other sources, she wore more somber outfits and colours to Derby Day racemeetings than to Melbourne Cup Day.
Description:
.1 Wide brimmed navy coloured hat in finely woven straw. .2 Metal hatpin with gunmetal coloured ball at end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height), 42.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, women s clothing accessories, making history - prue acton
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Inscriptions: Labels stuck inside crown: "JUDY MORRIS / AQUARIUS / DAY WEAR HAT / 100% STRAW / PATRICIA UNDERWOOD NEW YORK."
Manufacturer: Patricia Underwood, New York City, New York State, United States of America, 1988
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1988
References: RMIT Collection

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