File 1 - G. Stommel portfolio.

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G. Stommel portfolio.

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Millinery design portfolio in black paper created by G. Stommel with handwritten annotations regarding types of ribbons, shapes of felts, wires, and straw fibres used in the making of hats; drawings and magazine clippings with different styles of hats and headcovers; and mounted fabric samples showing millinery materials and sample stitches. Portfolio was probably made as a result of a sewing course taken by Stommel, possibly in a junior college or high school.

Portfolio includes information on bonnets, fedoras, highlander hats, sailor hats, tophat hats, pancake hats, tricorns, berets, cartwheel hats, skull-caps, straw disk hats, toques, chechias, Brummell hats, stocking caps, hoods, derby hats, half hats, helmets, turbans, pottery hats, pilgrim's hat, Bretons, sky-scrapper hats, postilion hats, roller hats, gaucho hats, handkerchief hats, and caps.

Portfolio also mentions some millinery designers and stores such as: milliner and fashion merchandiser Lilly Daché, milliner and fashion designer Caroline Reboux, fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, New York's luxury department store Bonwit Teller, California's high fashion and specialty goods luxury department store I. Magnin & Company, and New York's women's department store Henri Bendel.

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Purchased from Michael R. Thompson Rare Books in 2022.


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  • English

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Described by CGD in 2022.

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