It was the bygone era when men and women dressed to the nines. From head to toe, wherever they went, people during the 19th century wore intricate ensembles donned with elaborate layers and multitudes of accessories.
Of all the frivolities, it was the hat that carried with it the need for proper storage when not in use. Hence the dawning of the hat box or hat tin came about.
The White Glove lifted the lid on one of these vintage storage devices last week while at Gallery 1700, located at 1700 Plainfield Rd., Crest Hill.