January 31, 2011

When A Pillbox Is More Than A Pillbox

I've always associated the pillbox hat with Jackie Kennedy, as so many of us do. There's nothing quite so iconic from the 1960s as this classic millinery design. An article recently caught my eye regarding the pink pillbox Mrs. Kennedy wore on the day of the President's assassination.

In summary, that hat is lost. And no one who might have it is willing to talk about it.

So next time you spot a vintage pillbox hat, if it's pink, remember this post. It could be a nation's missing piece of history.

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