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The Rise And Fall Of The Hat

Feb 22, 2018

Take a look at at any early 20th century photograph and you'll see them: Hats! From Beavers and Bowlers to bonnets and baseball caps, for hundreds of years hats were the essential accessory for any fashionable and upstanding citizen.

We wore hats to work, to church, to the ball field and on the battlefield. And many of them were made right here in Connecticut. This hour we look back at the business and popularity of hats in American culture and ask what led to their decline.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.