Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A New Year, A New Look

Just a small sample of the many hats the Moran women owned.
I started the Moran blog May 29, 2011.  Since that time I've posted 149 entries, with this one being the 150th!  The vast amount of information is overwhelming at times.  Sometimes too much information is a curse and not a blessing!

With 2012 just a few days away I decided to change the background and spruce it up a bit with some font color changes.  The new background picture was snapped in the attic of the Moran house in Dresden.  Every box is a surprise package and this one contained a lot of women's hats.

Charles H. Moran's Stetson.

Today hats are worn for special occasions such as weddings and funerals but at one time it was considered disgraceful for people to appear in public without a hat and gloves.  Only the lowest of people went bareheaded.  We found hats in the attic and boxes of hats in several closets.  There were drawers filled with gloves as well.  The hats date from the early 1900's to the 1950's.  Hats were not just an adornment for the Moran women as we also found many men's hats as well.

This Stetson and hatbox belonged to Charles Harrell Moran.  He wore size 6 and half.

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