It's part of my small collection of thank-goodness-I-wasn't-a-lady-back-then memorabilia. You know, in the days of waist-cinching corsets, long gloves and hats like this one.
It is beautifully made with all that intricate beading. It must have been a woman of means whose head donned this jazzed up vintage beret (or is it a pillbox? I am not up on hat designs).
I don't know who "Mr. James" was. I suspect a high quality milliner. Has anyone (a New Yorker perhaps) heard of Hats by Mr. James?
Here I am modeling this little beauty...side view...Front view...look at all those beads....
Want to try something interesting. I found this little game today.
I did it twice and both times it got the correct symbol. How can it possibly know what number I picked?