Show Us Your Vintage Hat Store

Discussion in 'Hats' started by BobHufford, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Thanks Tim!
     
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  2. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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    Surfing the lounge at 3 AM does strange things to your mind.
     
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  3. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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    I can't even blame it on the sauce.
     
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  4. It's all good, I just couldn't resist the comeback.
     
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  5. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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    I figured. Sometimes it's like seeing the changeup as soon as the ball leaves the pitcher's hand.
     
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  6. Blare

    Blare My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Charles Knox Hatter
    From Jacob Reed’s Sons in Philadelphia,PA

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    1883 Jacob Reed’s Sons Retail Store
    920 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia,PA
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    1905 Jacob Reed’s Sons Dept Store
    1424 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA
    Until store closed in 1983
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    1424 Chestnut today. CVS pharmacy
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  7. Blare

    Blare My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    More Jacob Reed’s Sons.

    A third location seems to have existed sometime in between the other two locations.

    1412 Chestnut

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  8. Stetson Open Road from the Portland Outdoor Store.

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    The store has been open since 1919 and owned by the same family since 1925.

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  9. Robert Heyer

    Robert Heyer New in Town

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    One of my earliest memories is going here with my grandfather and watching them steam hats.
     

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  10. Stetson Playboy.

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    Freeport: Closed in 1990 -- at least they made it to the 100th anniversary.

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    Rockford:

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    Parade float:

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    1911 ad:

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    1948 ad:

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    Sioux City:

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  11. Resistol 3X Kitten Finish.

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    1950s: On the left.

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    Was the location of the Normandie (Normandy) and Edwards Hotels when The Wrangler was on the ground floor.

    Normandy in 1936:

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    Edwards in the 1950s:

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    Normandie ghost sign on the building today. The store occupies the entire space.

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    1966 catalog:

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  12. Resistol Double X Quality.

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    1979 Obit:

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    1980 fire:

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    That location in 2014 and today:

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    The post-fire location (1987):

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    Today: The store closed in 1990s (I think).

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  13. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    This is such a good thread! I simply love all this HISTORY!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D
    Bob, thanks for this thread and of course your contributions!!
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  14. Dobbs.

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    Bio from 1915:

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    Weatherwax took over the Moore Clothing Company (at least by 1930) and their ads used both names through 1937.

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    Today it's the site of the Ho-Chunk Center.

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  15. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned One Too Many

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    Dobbs, from The Hub Thisted's in Great Falls, Montana:
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    Founded in 1890, The Hub was a clothing store under the partnership of Andrew Thisted and Timothy Brosnan:

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    After the death of Brosnan the store continued on under Thisted and his sons. The store became the largest clothing retailer in the city. In 1913 it relocated from the original location in the Ulm House to the newly constructed Thisted Building:

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    The store closed in 1964. The building was temporarily repurposed the following year to house the contents of the Carnegie library while a new facility was being built. The Thisted Building still stands today, now home to a bridal shop and Edward Jones:
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    Who says hats aren't an investment to fund your retirement?
     
  16. Cates Men's Wear, Gillette, Wyoming. Stetson No. 1 Quality.

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  17. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    A 7XCB from Goldstein - Migel Department store in Waco, TX.

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    Goldstein-Migel started business in Waco in 1886 and moved to this location in the 1890’s. The store did not rely solely on foot traffic for sales as evidenced by its fleet of delivery cars pictured here outside the store’s Sixth Street entrance. Touting itself as “Waco’s Greatest Department Store,” Goldstein-Migel sought to use its delivery vehicles as a means to provide both excellent customer service and to extend its reach beyond the downtown core. Texas Collection; Baylor University.

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    While women formed the principal customer base of Goldstein-Migel in the early twentieth century, the store catered to male clientele by keeping a well-stocked men’s department. Sharply dressed sales associates would assist men in selecting clothing appropriate to their needs so to minimize the tedious nature of shopping. A 1913 newspaper ad listed men’s straw hats for 98 cents. This location closed and the building was torn down in 1984. Dunlops department store chain acquired Goldstein-Migel in 1976 and they continued business at the shop in the Lake Air Mall until it closed in 2002. Texas Collection; Baylor University.
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  18. DaveProc

    DaveProc Practically Family

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    1890s

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    1920s

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    1940s

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  19. ^^^^ Thanks for the additions @DaveProc !
     
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    That's cool Bob! I've been to Gillette. Anyone who has ever been to the Sturges Motorcycle Rally has probably made the ride to Gillette to see Devil's Tower.
     
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