Martha Lynn Millinery

Martha Lynn Millinery

Straw hat coiled with white thread, with black velvet trim and pink silk lining, French (Nice), second half of the 19th C. Hat, round with only slight rise in center for crown; natural-colored straw coiled with white cotton thread; bound and trimmed with narrow black velvet ribbon; lined with thin, light pink silk, broad black velvet ribbon bow attached to crown; broad black velvet ribbon bow and streamers, to hang down back, attached to underside of brim.

Straw hat coiled with white thread, with black velvet trim and pink silk lining, French (Nice), second half of the 19th C. Hat, round with only slight rise in center for crown; natural-colored straw coiled with white cotton thread; bound and trimmed with narrow black velvet ribbon; lined with thin, light pink silk, broad black velvet ribbon bow attached to crown; broad black velvet ribbon bow and streamers, to hang down back, attached to underside of brim.

Ostrich plume and aigrette toque, Madame Virot, 1896. Photo by Courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York/The Monacelli Press

Ostrich plume and aigrette toque, Madame Virot, 1896. Photo by Courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York/The Monacelli Press

c. 1910 An example of a special trunk for transporting hats, from Louis Vuitton's archives. Other special trunks expanded into desks, dressers or ev...

c. 1910 An example of a special trunk for transporting hats, from Louis Vuitton's archives. Other special trunks expanded into desks, dressers or ev...

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