Wool shawl intricately hand-crocheted in a daisy floral pattern with a trellis border. Cream color. Feminine, soft, and cozy. Made in Japan in the 1950s. From the Betty McC. estate.
Labels: A Top Hit Fashion Baar & Beards, Inc.
Sylvan M. Baar (1897-1975) and Milton Beards (1906-1987), both of Brooklyn, opened Baar and Beards, Inc., a ladies' neckwear business, in 1941. The "Top Hit" series of scarves (and possibly this shawl), which debuted in 1949, featured designs based on popular songs of the 40s and 50s. Thus, the 45-rpm record in the logo! The photos below show the company's original location at 15 W. 37th Street, in NYC, as it appeared in 1986, and an advertisement from October 1953.
photo courtesy: New York City Signs - 14th to 42nd
Advertisement in a Florida newspaper in October 1953.
Fiber/Care: 100% wool, hand-wash or dry-clean
Condition: minor allover wear/fuzziness, no flaws
*This crocheted stole or wrap has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear.*
Dimensions: approximately 71" (178cm) across top and 28" (71cm) top to bottom at center
(BDV SKU: 00445-013)