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February 27, 2012

Vinyl record hat

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Vinyl record hat

Hat made and worn by Maurice Carlton at special events hosted by the Inner City Youth League of Saint Paul, Minnesota in the 1980s. The wide-brimmed, boater-style hat has a red vinyl phonograph record for a crown, black cardboard sides, and a black vinyl record for a brim. Its top has a paper disc with a black and white photograph of the maker wearing one of his art hats, as well as a photo of the Youth League building. The sides of the hat have cut-out black and white photographs of children playing musical instruments. There is a band of green plastic tape around the top edge and diagonal stripes of red, green and black tape next to the brim. The hat’s interior is corrugated cardboard.

For details, view the hat in our online collections database.

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