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Hat 1885, French, Made of silk ,wool, and fur ~~~~~ The style of this hat is based on men's headwear. The crown shape was popular in the 1880s. The hat matches well with the English tailor-made suit, a form that gained popularity at this time because it accommodated an increasingly active lifestyle. The medium, beaver was a sought after-material for millinery in the 19th century, preferred for its luster and elegant appearance.