Shaker Museum

Hat, Straw

Straw hat made by Sister Sadie Neale for Elder Benjamin Gates, Church Family, Mount Lebanon, NY

1870-1890

Object ID
1957.9171.1
Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Makers
Neale, Sarah (Sadie) (1849-1948)
Family
Church Family
Description

Men's hat, woven of straw. Wide brim of 4", crown 4 1/8". Circular weaving design on top of the crown. 3/4" wide taupe ribbon with a bow on the proper left side at the base of the crown. Dark lavender paper with serrated edges sewn into the interior base of the crown, labeled "Benjamin Gates". 1 7/8" wide dark leather sweat band.

Dimensions

4 1/4 in. (10.9 cm)

Inscriptions

Benjamin Gates

Inscription method: handwritten, ink

Inscription location: inside

Notes

The hat passed from Sarah Neale to John S. Rudd, who lived in a former Shaker house in Tyringham, Massachusetts.

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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Shaker Museum Hat, Straw. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=1411. Accessed on May 7, 2021

PEOPLE

Gates, Benjamin

1817-1908

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PEOPLE

Neale, Sarah

Sadie)

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