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Date November 25, 1941
Location New York United States
Dimensions Image: 10 11/16 x 13 1/8 in. (27.1 x 33.3 cm)
Paper: 10 11/16 x 13 1/8 in. (27.1 x 33.3 cm)
Mount: 11 1/8 x 13 3/8 in. (28.3 x 34 cm)
Mat: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)
Framed: 20 11/16 x 24 11/16 in. (52.5 x 62.7 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

"This season the opera opening was not all high hat; there was a showing of gold braid and a generous turnout of plain khaki. The fancy peaked cap above is a captain's, the other just a lieutenant's." PM Daily, November 25, 1941
Caption adhered to verso:
I made this at the opening of the Met Opera Season. . . I wanted to get something different than the usual Society celebrities. . . noting a lot of men in military uniforms mingling with the high hats. . . during intermission I saw this row of hats in one of the cloak rooms. . . So I photographed it. . .


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Credit line

Bequest of Wilma Wilcox, 1993

Feedback Accession No. 1060.1993