Posted 3 years ago
'Boater hat', a wildly popular style of straw hat in the first quarter of the 1900s.
Manufactured by 'Corti' of Italy, circa 1920.
Though it doesn't fit (people's heads were smaller 'back in the day') and has slight (repairable) damage to the crown, the straw hat had been coated in a very good chemical that has preserved it all this time (though it's as hard as a board to touch).
I found it at my favourite charity shop.