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Vintage 1950s Mamie Eisenhower Pie Crust Hat, Winter White

One of the most iconic hats of the 1950s.
Approx. Hat Size (cm): Fits most. Diameter: 9.5" (24); Height: 2" (5)
Condition: ...

  • One of the most iconic hats of the 1950s.
    Approx. Hat Size (cm): Fits most. Diameter: 9.5" (24); Height: 2" (5)
    Condition:  Very Good
    Mark/Label:  Innes, Wichita
    One of Kind - Get it before it's gone.

    • Chalk white molded hat with ribbon-like edging. 
    • Dubbed the "Pie Crust" or "Air Wave this stunning design was originally created by Sally Victor for Mamie Eisenhower to wear at her husband's presidential inauguration in 1953.  See a photo of Mamie wearing the hat.
    • This version is probably a copy made by another milliner, possibly by a staff member at Innes department store.
    • When you see the upside down photo you can see why it was called a pie crust. 
    Innes was the major department store in Wichita Kansas, eventually became a Macy's.

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