Object ID
1999.9.12
Object Name
Hatbox
Date Created
1950 – 1970
Measurements
16.6700200000 cm. H x 32.7025000000 cm. Diameter, Item (Overall)
Material
Cardboard
Object Entities
Mitchell, Helen (owned by)
Vranas, Bill (is related to)
Fox, (is related to)
Mitchell, Helen (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
This is a circular hatbox. The side of the box is vertically striped with golden and peach colors. It has a white braided handle that goes in three times on one side and once on the other. The side of the lid is also golden colored, and there is a circluar piece of paper taking up the entire lid with a picture of a fox in black and white. It reads "Fox millinery supply, 162 N. State Street, Chicago 1, Illinois, 'Every Millinery Requirement'" The bottom of the box has the same picture and words. The inside of the box is beige colored, and the staples that hold the box together can be seen. The top of the edge of the box has been bent.
Origin
Millinery is another word for women's hats. The term is derived from the term "Millaners," who were merchants from Milan who went around Northern Europe promoting the latest styles. This hat collection was owned by Helen Stamas Mitchell.
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Citation
Hatbox, 1950 – 1970, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11205. Accessed 01/18/21.