This gray hat is made of felt and has a black grosgrain ribbon around the base of the crown. The brim has turned up edges that are bound with grosgrain ribbon and the brown sweatband is made of leather. There are two stamps on the sweatband. One is from John B. Stetson Company and the other is from Niemeyer's of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
circa 1915 – 1945
Felt, Leather, Grosgrain Ribbon
5.5"" h 10.25"" w 12.25"" d
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Harry Farougi
John B. Stetson CompanyJohn B. Stetson founded his company in 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the maker of Stetson cowboy hats but ceased manufacturing in 1970. In 2018, their hats are now manufactured in Texas by Hatco. Harry FagouriMr. Harry Farougi was the owner of the Washington Hat Cleaning and Shoe Repair Shop at 318 Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan around 1970 until around 1980. Portions of his store have been recreated in the Newcomers Exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.Niemeyer'sNiemeyer's was located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.