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Men's Hats

The silk top hat began to fade away during the 1870s, now worn only for evening dress. Otherwise, the same hat styles of the 1860s remained popular. Fur caps for winter were an addition to the 1870s wardrobe. The images below depict popular hat styles from the 1860s and 1870s.

The men in the image below are all topped with fashionable 1870s hats. The man on the left dons an Eton cap, the man in the middle wears the popular stiff, felt bowler-style hat, and a small straw hat with wide ribbon, called a Nattie, crowns the man on the right.

1870s Men's Hat Styles

1870s Men's Hat Styles: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa, Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, 1995

The two men below wear typical 1870s work hats.

1870s Work Hats

1870s Work Hats: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa

The two men below wear casual wide-brimmed hats.

1870s Casual Wide-Brimmed Hats

1870s Casual Wide-Brimmed Hats: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa

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