Dating vintage hats
Really, wearing hats does make the world a bit of a better place!
It’s true that wearing a hat these days can take quite a bit of courage.
Using ticket & tax prices, the name of the printing company, team logo, game number, team presidents, series letter ticket color, and ticket design these tickets can be narrowed down to a specific year.
Back in the day when you might have taken a horse and buggy to the ball field, chances are you bought your base ball at a local Shoe Maker. Baseballs were not manufactured in great quantities.
Baseball gloves and mitts can be dated by the manufacturer, model number, and the style of the web.
When I got home and put my hat back into its box, my feelings of insecurity had been changed into the heroic sentiments of a do-gooder."Betsy" is a style that appears throughout the ACW years.It's composed of a buckram brim covered with vintage straw and silk floss and chenille braid and a soft crown of periwinkle blue silk. The underside of the brim is lined with white silk and a headliner of cotton. "Emma," a style of round molded crown bonnet that began to appear in late 1864 and is appropriate for very late ACW and Reconstruction Era impressions.Black Silk and Silk Crepe 2nd Mourning Bonnet with deep curtain and quilling of white silk crepe under the brim. If you have problems with standard bonnets being too small for you, you may order this bonnet in a slightly larger size. "Beth" may be purchased as a blocked, wired and sized blank for or fully decorated from 5.
A completion kit consisting of sized cotton net for the curtain liner, sized open-weave cotton for the head liner and a ribbon bonnet stay, with instructions is available for ."Libby" is a drawn version of "Jenny." This one is shown with a contrasting curtain edge, silk organza net cap and plaid cotton taffeta bow, eggshell rayon moir ties and silk utility ties.
It's been copied from an extant bonnet in my collection.