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Turkish Fez from Wm. H. Horstmann Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Salesroom in 1846:

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Wm. H. Horstmann Company building, 723 Chestnut Street. Built in 1855.

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1861 Ad:

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Nowadays:

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Factory building:

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Display at the 1876 Worlds Fair in Philadelphia.

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1883 Ad:

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Part of the factory in 1916:

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The factory was replaced by the U.S. Mint building.

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I didn't win this one, but researched the store so ...

Royston straw -- a house-brand from Stix, Baer & Fuller department store, St. Louis. 1892 to 1984.

The Royston trademark was filed in August of 1925.

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1926: Same hat (or very similar). Thanks to @DaveProc for pulling the ad!

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The first Grand-Leader of 1892:

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Renovated warehouse that was the store's location from 1897 - 1906:

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1906: As the Grand-Leader, but in a new one-million dollar building. An addition was bulit in 1919 and a floor added to the old section in the 1940s.

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1949:

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Circa 1950:

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Recent times:

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Turkish Fez from Wm. H. Horstmann Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Salesroom in 1846:

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Wm. H. Horstmann Company building, 723 Chestnut Street. Built in 1855.

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1861 Ad:

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Nowadays:

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Factory building:

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Display at the 1876 Worlds Fair in Philadelphia.

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1883 Ad:

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Part of the factory in 1916:

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The factory was replaced by the U.S. Mint building.

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So satisfying to find this much information about a store and manufacturer. Great research, Bob.
 

Mighty44

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A 1950s Knox built hat as a store brand for The Crescent department store in Spokane, Washington.

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Riverside location in 1908:

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1934 (Wall and Main location):

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Wall and Main location nowadays:

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Riverside location nowadays:

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Another amazing installment, Bob—love it!
 
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