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Mushroom Hat

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 9, 2018

This navy blue straw mushroom hat was made in Italy, sold at Field-Schlick of Saint Paul, and worn by Harriette Weyerhaeuser in the 1940s. It features a wide, wavy brim, flat crown, and two velvet prongs that hold the hat in place. There is also a long velvet bow attached to the top.

See different views of it in Collections Online.