Hats and hat-makers in historic New England.

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Hats and Hat Making in New England

Early New England, and early Massachusetts in particular, was a center of American hat-making. Many New England towns had small hat-making factories, and many hat-makers in New England specialized in palm-leaf hats for men (as well as straw bonnets for women).

Historic accounts of New England hat towns and hat-making may be found in the following entries from Hayward's New England Gazetteer of 1839:

New Hampshire Hats and Hat Makers

Vermont Hats and Hat Makers

Massachusetts Hats and Hat Makers

Connecticut Hats and Hat Makers