A floppy pointed red hat trimmed in white fur traditionally associated with Christmas. Homburg hat. In England, all men above the age of six had to wear a hat by law. Charlie Chaplin made the hat famous in his satiric silent films of the early s, a comedy act, which was followed by Laurel and Hardy a few years later. Why the fashion for wearing or not wearing a hat fluctuates at different times can only be explained with hindsight of historical and social developments. The material could be celluloid. I took the pictures with the veil to the back so you can see the hat.
We know this is old because the label is Sears Roebuck.
History of Men's Hats
A round, slightly pointed cap with embroidered or applique patterns worn throughout Central Asia. Handling and Storage of Photographic Materials. Home Page. Retrieved The image of the cap was a modest, practical one in keeping with a workingman's life. The bowler held its place in fashion for over one hundred years, its distinctive silhouette making it the most widely recognized hat image in history.