Millinery Monday – Tapered Crown Hat Block

This begins the next segment of Millinery Monday. For the next several weeks, I will focus on original plaster millinery blocks in my collection.

To start off, this block is a tapered crown with a shaped brim. This block may have originated from the mid 1850s through the 1860s. Notice the crown is shallow. It rises 1.75″ in the front and 1.5″ on the sides. This crown is 19 inches around, meant to be worn high on the head as with most fashion hats of the era. The brim is only deep enough to cast some shadow on the eyes, but not shade the whole face.

Following are examples of a tapered crown style.

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