2014.272.3.1 (Hat): A red turban hat made by Yvonne DeVigne. The hat is made of pleated velvet fabric wrapped over itself and fixed with a long vertical stitch at the back. There are three hat pins, two topped with black plastic balls and the third with a silver colored ball. The interior has not been examined as the hat cannot be removed from the stand.
2014.272.3.2 (Hat Stand): A rounded wooden hat stand supporting a red turban hat. The stand is made of two pieces and there are three holes in the bottom of the base. The largest is approximately 1 1/2" in diameter and the two smaller holes are 5/8" in diameter. The entirety of the hat stand has not been examined as the hat cannot be removed from the stand.
This dark red wool scarf was worn by Joan Mulholland during a Howard University Nonviolent Action Group protest near the White House in 1960. The rectangular scarf is made from a twill-woven fulled wool and has self fringe on each end that is approximately 2 1/2 inches long.
A red felt bicorn style hat made by Vanilla Beane. The hat is composed of a single piece of stiff felt that has been folded up at the center front, and slightly PR back. The dome of the hat is cylindrical, with the raised brim attached at the top of the crown. There are red felt bows affixed at the attachment points. The interior of the crown has a thin band of red cloth, with a white embroidered tag reading [Custom Made By / Bené] sewn at the back. There is a bit of loose red thread on the front PL of the hat and a faint impression indicating some decorative element might have been previously placed there.
Light pastel green veiled cap made by Vanilla Beane. The body of the hat is constructed of a solid form around which light green cotton fabric has been wrapped in and overlapping design. This fabric has a number of small gray cylindrical glass beads sewn onto it. Overtop of this form is a pastel green netting, which is gathered at the PR back of the hat. At the gathering point is a three layered tight green mesh bow decorated with several mirrored circular sequins. The interior of the cap is lined with the same fabric as the exterior and the crown has a band of green cloth sewn around it. There is a white elastic strap affixed to either side of the interior of the cap.
Flat brown hat decorated with tulle made by Vanilla Beane. The hat has a low cylindrical crown set back in a flat circular brim. There is a tulle with brown netting and white specks draped around the crown and pulled over the front brim on the PL side. It is folded at the back and sewn to the brim. The interior of the cap is constructed of a stiff plastic netting, over which is an off-white floral lace, over which is a fine white mesh fabric. The interior of the crown has a strip of brown cloth sewn to it and there is an embroidered black and white tag at the back reading [Bené / WASHINGTON DC].
A green velveteen hat with a layered design made by Vanilla Beane. The hat is circular with a rounded peak and constructed by layering a strip of fabric over itself in a wrapped design. The base of the fabric is a light green while the pile is a darker green, giving the hat a two-tone appearance. The interior is supported by a molded buckram form to which the exterior of the hat has been sewn.