Hat (Dogs), Bes-Ben (American, 1898-1988): ca. 1940's, felt, leather, fur, beads, netting. [Yes. He designed TWO hats with dogs.]

Hat (Dogs), Bes-Ben (American, 1898-1988): ca. 1940's, felt, leather, fur, beads, netting. [Yes. He designed TWO hats with dogs.]

(cigarette hat), 1950, Chicago. Bob Natkin. Isn't she a cutie with her bad breath too!!

(cigarette hat), 1950, Chicago. Bob Natkin. Isn't she a cutie with her bad breath too!!

Bes-Ben 'Mousetrap' hat | Yellow straw, with high crown and narrow brim, decorated with three large gray rubber mice, one caught in wood mouse trap, the trap set with piece of cheese wrapped in brown paper, a baby mouse crawling up front of brim towards the trap | Made in Chicago, United States

Bes-Ben 'Mousetrap' hat | Yellow straw, with high crown and narrow brim, decorated with three large gray rubber mice, one caught in wood mouse trap, the trap set with piece of cheese wrapped in brown paper, a baby mouse crawling up front of brim towards the trap | Made in Chicago, United States

BES-BEN MATADOR, BULL AND PICADOR HAT. c.1958;

BES-BEN MATADOR, BULL AND PICADOR HAT. c.1958;

bes-ben ballerina hat

Chicago Millinery: The “Missing” Little Black Bes Ben Hat

Bes-Ben white 'Rooster' hat | United States, ca. 1968 | Red straw cap with raised crown edged with red beads | On the front are mounted two large embroidered roosters with red heads and white bodies. In the front of them are four small red and white roosters. From the tail of one of the large roosters flies a lady bug | Red veil

Bes-Ben white 'Rooster' hat | United States, ca. 1968 | Red straw cap with raised crown edged with red beads | On the front are mounted two large embroidered roosters with red heads and white bodies. In the front of them are four small red and white roosters. From the tail of one of the large roosters flies a lady bug | Red veil

Bes-Ben 'Skunk' hat | Made in Chicago, United States | Skunks are applied to a teal wool felt bandeau with black bead trim

Bes-Ben 'Skunk' hat | Made in Chicago, United States | Skunks are applied to a teal wool felt bandeau with black bead trim

Bes-Ben Cigarettes and Matches hat!!! Did someone actually wear this??!!

Bes-Ben Cigarettes and Matches hat!!! Did someone actually wear this??!!

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