Shopping From the Past

Shawl Collar Cartography

The Library of Congress¬†flickr stream yields some of the best historic examples of shawl collar cardigans. During a periodic review, I surfaced these 1918 scans of baseball player Mike Donlin sporting a very heavy gauge cardigan with an unusual throat latch detail. ¬†I’m not a baseball fan, but I can’t get enough of these Bain …

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Shopping from the present: Cooperstown Ball Cap Co.

Tom sporting the short brimmed 1927 Portland Beavers Cap Last March I lamented the loss of the Cooperstown Ball Cap Co. To my relief, Cooperstown has resurfaced with a new focus on caps from minor league and non-professional leagues. Cooperstown Ballcap Co. manufactures reproduction caps from bygone eras using original methods and materials. These caps …

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Archival Lament: Cooperstown Ball Cap Co.

Cooperstown Ball Cap Co. print catalog covers (1994, 1999) Sometimes I get so fixated on the past that I forget to mail order from the present. A quick web check on one of my favorite contemporary brands, Cooperstown Ball Cap Co., produced this depressing news: Regrettably, after twenty-three years of making fine historic replica ball …

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