Whimsy
Whimsy
Whimsy
Whimsy
Whimsy
Whimsy
Whimsy
Whimsy
Whimsy


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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Women's Clothing
Headwear ➔ Whimsy

Identifier:
156698
Description:
This white whimsy is made of net and is heavily decorated with beads and sequins. There is cream colored net over the hat and an interior label that reads "Steketee's, Grand Rapids". 

A whimsy is a type of head covering that has no hat foundation and usually has veiling and trims. ​
 
Date:
circa 1955 – 1960
Materials:
Net, Sequins, Beads
Dimensions:
4"" h 8"" w 6"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of William C. Gallmeyer
Rights:

Makers/Donors
William C. Gallmeyer

Paul Steketee & Sons
Steketee's was a department store in Grand Rapids that opened in 1862. It was started by Paul Steketee and John H. Doornich. In 1872 a fire destroyed the business and Doornich sold his part of the business to Steketee. He recruited his family to help rebuild and run the store. They opened an 8 story store on Monroe Avenue in 1915. Over time Steketee opened more stores throughout Michigan. It became one of West Michigan's oldest retailers, closing its final store in 2003. 
Related Place
Grand Rapids
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