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Lots of Hats

What do you think of when you hear the words, Kentucky Derby?  Hats, maybe?  Because the Kentucky Derby is this weekend and since hats are associated with it, we decided to feature a trade catalog focusing on hats.

New York Millinery and Supply Co., New York, NY. 
New York Millinery and Supply Co.: [catalog], 1901, trimmed hats.

Featured here is a Fall 1901 trade catalog by New York Millinery and Supply Co.  Flip through this catalog and you will see page after page of hats, both trimmed and untrimmed.  The company advertises that their hats have "all the latest and most stylish effects of the season."  The trimmed hats are decorated with all types of accessories–feathers, ostrich plumes, rhinestone ornaments and pins, felt braid, ribbon, and more.  The hats come in a variety of colors including black, navy, brown, cardinal, and royal blue.  Also included in this catalog are untrimmed hats, caps for children, and the ornaments and accessories used to decorate the hats.

This New York Millinery and Supply Co. catalog is located in the Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History Library.  For more images of hats from this catalog, take a look at the Galaxy of Images.

—Alexia MacClain

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