Hat, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1925-1935

Summary

Peggy Hoyt (1893-1937) began her fashion career at age 17, as an apprentice in a New York City millinery shop. She established Peggy Hoyt, Inc. in 1915 and soon became one of America's foremost fashion designers. This hat of Hoyt's design was worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.

Peggy Hoyt (1893-1937) began her fashion career at age 17, as an apprentice in a New York City millinery shop. She established Peggy Hoyt, Inc. in 1915 and soon became one of America's foremost fashion designers. This hat of Hoyt's design was worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.

Artifact

Hat

Date Made

1925-1935

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.492.1106

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Harvey Firestone, Jr.

Material

Straw (Plant material)
Velvet (Fabric weave)

Technique

Machine sewing (Technique)

Color

Green

Inscriptions

PEGGY HOYT/16 EAST 55TH ST. NEW YORK 6629

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