THOMAS HARRISON, Melbourne Hat (1934-1939)

THOMAS HARRISON, Melbourne (millinery house)
 Thomas HARRISON (designer)

Thomas Harrison’s millinery career spanned more than forty years – a period which saw the heyday and decline of the hat as a key item in a women’s wardrobe. During the 1940s Harrison typically employed around twenty-three ‘girls’ in his workrooms. While young apprentices made hats and foundations, senior milliners were entrusted to execute delicate trimmings of veiling, ribbons or flowers.