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Cloche hat

Significance 

This hat was made in the small millinery shop of Lily Evans, which was established in Vancouver in 1923. In the early part of the 20th century, millinery was a feasible way for a woman to make a living, requiring little capital or specific training. Milliners could re-trim last season’s hat, as well as sell this season’s model. This hat was purchased in Vancouver by Mrs. D. McCaffrey, the wife of Dr. Peter McCaffrey of Aggassiz.

Date Range 
c. 1923 - 1935
Place of Manufacture 
Made by Lily Evans Millinery, Vancouver
Dimensions 
15.5 cm high, 19 cm diameter
Museum Location 
Storage
Catalog Number 
H993.39.7
Donor 
S. and Rory Wallace