Posted 4 years ago
I recently acquired several hats at an Estate Sale but this one in particular caught my eye. Its matters very little to me that the hat's netting is coming loose in several areas. I love the top of the hat in particular. I refer to as a "spider" look. Some people love shoes, I've fallen in love with these hats.
I've looked up as much information concerning hats that were manufactured under the label Union Made and the United Hatters, Cap & Millinery Workers Union. This particular hat has the Union Made label with identifying code or make of DF 869587. I live in the Dallas Fort Worth area and have come to find that there were several small companies such as Volk Brothers Shoe Store of Ferris, Texas which manufactured shoes and hats and perhaps were a part of the Union. They owned Volk Brothers Shoe Store which was located at 1806 Elm, Dallas, Texas at or about the 1930s. This makes me understand the meaning of "small town USA," where there were local hatters, cap, millinery and clothiers. I would have loved to have been one of those women who got dressed up, put on their finest hat and headed downtown to shop for the latest fashions.
I am nothing short of amazed by these hats and am in love with the style(s). It is no wonder the popularity is coming back. I admire the woman who used to own this hat, as well as the others I acquired. She was a fashionista of her day.