1950's cloche style hat. Silk body is an antique white with a taupe band. A thick taupe veil is loosely attached and can be worn over the face or crown or removed if you prefer. Seamed crown is stitched down in two places for the front indent.
Interior is finished with a net and acetate lining along with the standard petersham ribbon and side placement combs.
Inner circumference is 22 inches with a dept of approximately 5 inches.
Label is Miss May and L. S. Ayres & Co. which is the department store. L. S. Ayres and Co. was an Indianapolis department store founded in 1872, known for women's fashions and their Tea Room. Operated until 2006 at which time it was acquired by Macy's Midwest.
Hat condition is in perfect, lovely condition with 2 small breaks in the veiling on the side.
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