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  • Fedora, 1920-1940

    According to our records, the hat belonged to Henry Ford.Born in 1863 on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan, Henry Ford parlayed a youthful aptitude for engineering into a career as an automotive innovator and founder/president of Ford Motor Company. Among his ideas were the introduction of the first moving automobile assembly line, affordable pricing, fair wages for employees, and the vertical integration of manufacturing processes from raw materials to the finished product. His many phil…

  • Cloche, 1920-1925

  • Cloche, about 1922

  • Service Hat, 1918-1920

    Dr. Frank J. Sladen (1882-1973) graduated from Yale University in 1902, and Johns Hopkins University in 1906.Following his schooling, he also served his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore until 1912, when he became their chief resident physician.During that time his research included blood coagulation, and the use of meningitis and diphtheria antiserums.Dr. Sladen came to work at Detroit General Hospital in 1913 as the Chief of Medical Service.After Henry Ford took over the f…

  • Child's Velvet Cloche Hat Accented with Ermine Fur, 1920

    Pale green velvet cloche hat. Entire crown of hat is smocked, and details include a band of ermine with tails, edging of metallic lace, and pink, blue and metallic flowers and metallic berries. Child's hat. This item was owned by Anna Margaret Dodge (1919-1924), daughter of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), the co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Child's Starched Cotton Summer Hat, 1920

    Pink starched cotton summer hat. Child's hat. This item was owned by Anna Margaret Dodge (1919-1924), daughter of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), the co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Child's Percale Summer Hat Trimmed with Rickrack, 1920

    White percale summer hat trimmed in rick-rack. The brim is pink cotton on the underside. Child's hat. This item was owned by Frances Dodge (November 27, 1914 – January 24, 1971), who was the eldest daughter of John Francis Dodge (co-founder of Dodge Motor Company) and his third wife, Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson).

  • Crepe Mourning Hat with Flowers and Berry Accents, 1920

    Black crepe mourning hat with wide flat brim accented with crepe flowers and berries on a high crown, which was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Crepe Cloche with Draped Crown and No Brim, 1920

    Black crepe cloche with a draped crown and no brim, which was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Crepe Mourning Hat with Small Brim with Flowers and Berry Accents, 1920

    Black crepe mourning hat with a small brim with under-edge of white crepe. Accents include a crown of flowers and berries of black crepe. This item was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Crepe Cloche with Petals Covering the Crown, 1920

    Black crepe cloche edged in white crepe, with black crepe petals covering the crown, which was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Mourning Hat with Wide Brim Accented with Chiffon Flowers and Leaves, 1920

    White mourning hat with a wide brim and elaborate crown with white chiffon flowers and leaves. Hat is edged in white silk net. This item was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Beaver Top Hat, 1920

    Black beaver top hat. Probably used as a riding hat. This item was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Black Hat with Veil, 1920

    Black hat with veil. Possibly mouring hat. This item was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.