Child's Boater Hat, 1860's

Child's Boater Hat, 1860's

A child's hat, black and white straw braid, boater shaped, shallow crown with a light blue ribbon hatband, now damaged, narrow brim edged matching blue ribbon, lined cotton gauze, top of crown lined with white paper printed Superior Manufacture. This hat dates from around the 1860's.

This has was bought in Mr Dykes's shop which was located in Commerce House, 37 High Street, Alton, Hampshire. 

Hat, child's, black and white straw braid, boater shaped, shallow crown with a light blue ribbon hatband, now damaged, narrow brim edged matching blue ribbon, lined cotton gauze, top of crown lined with white paper printed Superior Manufacture, bought i