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    Presidents' Hats: Good Days, Bad Days

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    Like the mere mortals they serve, U.S. presidents have their good and bad hat days.



    Good hat day for Teddy Roosevelt:






    Bad hat day for same:






    So-so hat day for Taft:






    Good hat day for a very young Coolidge:






    Bad hat day (he got older):






    Very good hat day for Hoover:






    Bad hat days for his successor:






    Good hat days for same:


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    Very good hat days for Truman (the one president who never had a bad hat day):




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    HAT SALES

    Truman was a hat saleman at one point in his life.
    Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.

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    If you have a bad hair day, you can cover it with a hat

    but if you have a bad hat day . . . you're in trouble!!!
    Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEEGEE
    Truman was a hat saleman at one point in his life.
    Well, that explains it, then.

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    Awsome thread... good show good show...

    I may just go back to the FDR crease

    Thats' back when men had to wear hats and they were worn to get dirty... now we baby the darn things so much, we have to fake character when it's wanted.
    Looking for my Emma Peel.


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    TRUMAN TIMELINE




    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/truman/timeline/index.html

    1919

    January 16: The 18th Amendment is ratified, forbidding the manufacture, sale, import or export of liquor in the United States, and beginning the period known as Prohibition.

    May 6: Truman is discharged from the army.

    June 28: Harry Truman and Elizabeth (Bess) Virginia Wallace are wed at the bride's church, Trinity Episcopal, in Independence, Missouri, and move to 219 N. Delaware Street in Independence, the residence of Truman's mother-in-law, Madge Gates Wallace.

    November: Truman opens a men's haberdashery store, in partnership with Edward Jacobson, at 104 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

    1920

    Truman is appointed major in Field Artillery, Officers Reserve Corps.

    Women win the battle for suffrage with the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

    1922

    The haberdashery business fails as a result of a business recession, but Truman refuses to file a petition of bankruptcy. He pays off his share of the firm's debts during the ensuing fifteen years.

    With the endorsement of county Democratic party leader T. J. Pendergast, Truman wins election as an eastern judge on the Jackson County Court, an executive body that administers affairs of the county.

    1923-1925

    Truman attends the Kansas City School of Law.
    Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Deckard
    I may just go back to the FDR crease ...
    Ah, FDR. Long before rich folks wore ratty jeans, Roosevelt sported his battered old "lucky" fedora through four presidential campaigns. (Bet it was expensive when new, though!)

    Shabby chic, indeed.









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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Deckard
    Awsome thread... good show good show...

    I may just go back to the FDR crease

    Thats' back when men had to wear hats and they were worn to get dirty... now we baby the darn things so much, we have to fake character when it's wanted.

    That one was his "Campaign Hat." He wore it for outings among the regular folk, taking pride in its battered condition.

    And !!! There he is in that damned cape again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEEGEE
    November, 1919: Truman opens a men's haberdashery store, in partnership with Edward Jacobson, at 104 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
    No question, Truman was sharp. "You can take a president out of the haberdashery, but you can't take the haberdashery out of a president." Or something like that.




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