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Created by:
Resistol Hats, American, founded 1927  Search this
Owned by:
Bo Diddley, American, 1928 - 2008  Search this
Medium:
felt, silver
Dimensions:
H x W (hat): 5 3/4 x 12 x 13 in. (14.6 x 30.5 x 33 cm)
L x W (hatbox): 18 1/2 x 15 x 8 in. (47 x 38.1 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
hats
Date:
ca. 1992
Description:
Hat worn on stage by Bo Diddley for the last 15 years of his career, including his final performance on May 12, 2007. The hat is made of black felt, with brown trim around the brim and a wide black ribbon band featuring the silver medallion bearing the name "BO" designed by Diddly himself. There are several other decorative elements attached to the band: a round "BLUES" pin, a Smokey Bear pin, a Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry pin, and a gold pin in the shape of an alligator.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.42.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52c7112d0-18ff-4d79-a245-9e5f7c22cd74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.42.1ab