Show us their hats!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Independence, MO was a dangerous place back then. Near Independence was the last riverport at Sugar Creek & the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails West left from Independence. All the wagon trains were outfitted & supplied at Independence.

    On the Independence square was a waterwell where everyone got their water including the wagon trains. Although capped off the well is still there today on the courthouse lawn. A lot of gunfights broke out on the town square around that waterwell.
     
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  2. My maternal grandfather. Not a great pic of the hat, but it is the only photo I've ever seen of him. He died at age 69 in 1948 (stomach cancer) when my mom was 14. He would be about 25 in this photo. Believed to be at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. Almost all of the old family photos on my Mom's side were stolen (they were in a trunk at the house) while my Grandma's funeral was in process. Some were tossed out along the road as the thieves dug through the contents. My cousin colorized it...

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  3. Looks like a nice hat. That's a shame about your grandma's photos, those are real treasures to have.
     
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  4. Robert Sallee James (1818 - 1850)

    Reverend, revivalist, one of the founders of William Jewel College (1849), gold prospector. Father of Alexander Franklin, Robert, Jesse Woodson, & Susan Lavinia James.

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    From a charcoal portrait owned by the family.
     
  5. steur

    steur

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    George Herriman 1880-1944
    Known for his comic strip Krazy Kat, by many considered to be the best comic strip of all time (I'm one of those many). Herriman was quite the hat-wearer and was known to never be seen without it in fact. Here's a sampling.
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  6. JJ Katz

    JJ Katz New in Town

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    Cool guys with cool hats. And it seems great to me that there are still folks using pack mules... :)
     
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  7. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Ringling Bros. performers. Smith Station, AL, 1929.
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  8. Got to love a man who wears his hat indoors at his desk. My kind of fella.

    Now I’m off to google Krazy Kat.
     
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  9. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    “Now I’m off to google Krazy Kat.“

    It just dawned on me how say, 40+ years ago, there seemed so many less really smart people.
    If you wanted to “check the facts” on
    something said, you were “off to the library”.

    Aside: anybody notice the really creepy eye in Krazy Cat Pic #4??
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  10. I went back and saw that eye...creepy is right.

    As a kid we had a set of encyclopedias at home and a dictionary that must have weighed 35 pounds. Now we have phones. ...progress??
     
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  11. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Zactly...today we just have a bunch of Google backseat spell checkers.
    Hard to tell who is really smart and who just has the “I Google Well” t-shirt.
    Brains kept under your hat seldom sink ships.
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  12. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I have now, thankyouverymuch. :confused:
     
  13. steur

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    Krazy Kat is worth looking into. The comic lasted because William Randolph Hearst liked it. His editors tried their best to bury it, but he wouldn't have it. He secured the comic's publication right until Herriman died. The comic wasn't continued after that. Not only because it was so unique, but also because it couldn't have been done by anyone else but Herriman (it never was). I believe Pablo Picasso was such a fan that he had an American friend telephone him weekly and have him describe the comic to him.
    Never noticed the "eye". That is spooky!
     
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  14. Took me a minute, but now I see it. Looks familiar...

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  15. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Opelika, AL early 1900’s. William Jennings Bryan, back passenger seat.
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  16. Is it just me or does it look like that rear wheel is leaning in?
     
  17. Bamaboots

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    Does to me. Noticed it when I found the pic. Muddy ruts and chains on some narrow tires. Look at how intent the driver is on the task at hand.
     
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  18. Never noticed the chains or his "driving gloves". They look dirty; maybe he just put the chains on? If WJB has to get out & walk, he might get pissed.
     
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  19. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Sort of looks it anyway. Just another fat politician.
     
  20. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    What, pretending he's driving? That's a posed photo and I'd bet the engine wasn't even running.
     

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