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circa 1770-1780

Unknown American Maker (, - present)

A calash is a folding hat/head covering that served to protect a lady’s coiffure from the elements while out and about. This example measures fourteen inches high while some surviving calashes measure as tall as twenty-four or more inches in height. The name was derived from the lightweight carriages with collapsible tops that neatly folded to the rear of the carriages.

Place object was created: United States

silk, walnut wood, cotton

Anonymous Gift 2006.72.1

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH