I'm looking for images of the classic southern wide-brimmed, low-crowned men's straw hat, like in the cartoon here (the man on the left of course):http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq59/yankeetown_2008/slave-cartoon.jpg
Of course it might be a felt hat in the drawing--who knows from a cartoon--but I'm looking for information on a straw one in a style similar to that. I'm hoping for enough details so I can actually tell when a reproduction is a good one, like the inside finishing as well as the outside.
All the previous threads I can find on this topic are old, with broken links, or not that kind of hat, or are links to modern makers. I've checked the Museum of Fine Arts Boston site and similar museum collections online, and looked at more 1910 boaters, women's hats, straw top hats, and reproduction hats than I ever want to, but can't find photos of original
broad-brimmed typically southern-style straw hats.
How does one tell if a reproduction is a good one? What are people basing their research on?