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Hat by Olivia Turner


July 1, 2017

Object: Hat

Designer: Olivia Turner

Medium: Felt, Net

Date: c. 1995

Country: USA

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Nancy Stowe Weinberg

Olivia Turner, a founding member of the National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers, made and sold hats out of her West Philadelphia shop.  Turner was able to build a remarkable client base, including singer Dinah Washington, even though she maintained her full-time position as Nursing Director at the historic Mercy-Douglass Hospital.