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Sun Shade Hat.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sun shade hat. The hat is designed to shield the wearer's head from the sun to prevent heatstroke and keep the wearer's hands free to work. This design utilizes a clamp and washers to enable the hat to remain in the desired opened/closed state while off of the wearer's head, which represents an improvement over previous designs.
Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Ross, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Women in Hats]

Description: Photograph of 4 people. There are two images with two front, torso poses. The subjects are facing front. Four young women are picture, some standing, and some seated in a small group. They are all wearing formal attire and all are wearing hats. In the left image, the camera is further from the subjects are they are all smiling. In the right image, the camera is closer and all four subjects have serious expressions.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

To The Old Girl

Description: Color postcard depicting an old woman in a green hat with a red feather, with white curled hair and glasses. Printed below the picture, "To the Old Girl. You've knocked ten years from off your age; Gee whiz, but you're old as the hills. You've taken three carloads of lotions. and spent a young fortune on pills." Handwritten on the front, "This is not so much your case as some married woman I know. You sure take one back about [ ] with a line this well. Alice." It is addressed to Miss Rosa Bassano, 527 S. 18th St.. Paris, Tex. It is postmarked Oklahoma, Okla on Aug 2, 1907.
Date: unknown
Creator: Myer
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes