Cowboy hats, Fedoras, Bowler hats, etc.
Old hat/leather sewing machine
Another old sewing machine
This is an old head measuring tool. They used to use it as a “fingerprinter” for criminals. It would measure the exact shape of your head which I guess is different for every person. Then the hat-makers started to use it.
One of the HUGE hats
Isn’t this straw hat beautiful? It’s almost chevroned.
How about an electric blue top hat?
There was a sewing room in the shop where the hats were finished. Look at all the beautiful colors of thread.
The ribbon had wonderful names like silver belly and commando.
Here I am with J.W. himself. He was helping me decide what hat to make for my husband, and my teacher caught us mid-sentence. Don’t you love the long-necked girl mannequin with creepy eyes on the left?
Here is my beautiful, wonderful teacher