Object ID 004090
Object Name Lou Fritzel Black Velvet Hat
Object Desc Large brimmed black velvet ladies hat labeled Lou Fritzel by Jean Whitman Fashions from Milwaukee.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY004076
General Category History
Source Category Donation
Accession Date MAR 18,2016
Credit/Acknowledgement Paula Nickel
Location Room 5
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Lou Fritzel,Jean Whitman Fashions,hats,women,accessories,
Title Lou Fritzel Black Felt Hat
Description Large brimmed black velvet hat for women with corded border around the edge of the brim. Hat has a shallow crown with flat top. The inside of the hat has a black ribbon band with a off white label that reads "Lou Fritzel / Jean Whitman Fashions / Milwaukee" On the left and right sides are small elastic cording that appear to have been torn or cut.
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Dimension Details measurements include brim
Place of Origin
Maker Lou Fritzel by Jean Whitman of Milwaukee
Maker Details Stores opened in the 1930's in Milwaukee as a modern women's fashion boutique. Was forced to shuts its doors in 1989 due to poor sales and profit. Building still stands at 733 N Milwaukee St.
Date MAR 30,2016
Summary Excellent Condition
Assessor Nicole Burdick
Notes Velvet fabric is clean and in excellent condition, cording around brim appears to be intact. Inside label is attached but the two elastic cords on the inside of the hat appear to have been cut or broken.