Women’s Vintage Hats, 1830’s–1960’s

Terminal E

This exhibition is a small sampling of women’s millinery design and a tribute to the historical tradition of handmade hats. The hats in this exhibition are borrowed from Desire Smith, Philadelphia, a collector of women’s antique fashions and accessories. She has been collecting objects for more than 25 years and her personal collection of hats, garments, and shoes numbers over 1,000.