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Chip
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« on: February 09, 2013, 08:45:03 PM »

Fall and Winter 1860 advertisement for hats by A.J. Francisco, a well known proprietor in Nashville, Tennessee.

http://s621.beta.photobucket.com/user/Chip42/media/CivilianHatsFrancisco_zpscd6a76a7.jpg.html

Since this is right before the war, most of these dimensions would be quite usable for Southern civilian hats for the next four or five years.   
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 09:53:25 PM »

Great period ad for a Southern purveyor. Cheers for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 05:45:53 AM »

That's fascinating, thank you. Are the light-colored ones buff felt, or straw?
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 05:04:09 PM »

That's fascinating, thank you. Are the light-colored ones buff felt, or straw?

Since these are Fall and Winter styles, they are all pretty much fur felt or silk. Beaver hats were still available to a very limited extent.

http://www.benderhats.com/products.html

Tim Bender lists his four basic colors, but different shades of grey were also quite common.

One of my own favorite hats is a 3 inch deep copper brown colored hat with silk ribbon finishing comparable to the Paris man's style listed.

Fashionable straw hats of this era were often listed as Panama, Tampico, Palmetto or Leghorn hats.
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