Sizing Stetson Hat Bodies

Title

Sizing Stetson Hat Bodies

Description

In the Sizing Department of the John B. Stetson Company, Sizing is systematic shrinking of the formed hat bodies to proper size. In the Sizing Department of the John B. Stetson Company, Philadelphia, the bodies are repeatedly dipped in hot water, which causes the fur fibers to shrink and knit closely. While shrinking they are carefully manipulated so that the fur is properly distributed, being reduced about two-thirds in size. [Caption on back of postcard]

Source

Hagley Museum & Library

Date

c. 1913

Contributor

Matthew Z. Ruiz

Rights

Courtesy of Hagley Museum and Library

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

9x14 cm

Files

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Citation

“Sizing Stetson Hat Bodies,” Philly Immigration, accessed June 25, 2024, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/239.