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Title:
Stetson hats and the John B. Stetson Hat Company, 1865-1970
Author:
Snyder, Jeffrey B.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
188 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 29 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764302114
Format :
Book

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Central Library HD9948.U64 J647 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

This fascinating, detailed book provides a sweeping survey of the hats produced by the company whose name is synonymous with cowboys and the Wild West. Surprisingly, though, the John B. Stetson Company was based in Philadelphia and produced all manner of headwear. Over 500 illustrations display never-before-worn Stetson hats (men's and women's alike), hat boxes, miniature boxes, and a surprisingly large number of collectible items associated with this most famous hat company. Original research charts the development of of the company, and individuals closely related with the firm provide their memories. Hat styles from the mid-nineteenth century to the late twentieth get a review, and for those lucky enough to own one of these valuable collectibles, there are tips on how to wear and care for vintage and modern Stetsons. Values for the hats illustrated, an extensive bibliography, and an index are included.


Author Notes

Jeffrey B. Snyder has enjoyed western hats since childhood. He is a writer and editor living in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with his wife Sherry and their two children, Michael and Madeline.


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