During the early part of the 1900's, a hat that became very popular, for men, was the straw boater or skimmer hat. A comfy hat, of stiff straw and flat brim, shielded the face from the summer sun. The hat could be seen at the beach or downtown city streets. It was at home where ever it was worn.
The Gatherings is offering a boater hat from about the 1920's. The hat band is of a navy ribbon with a narrow stripe through the center. Leather band on the inside. Punched through the leather are the letters J J J S. I suppose the owner of the hat. Maker label is Lido Hat, Made In U.S.A. No size is indicated. Inside circumference is 22" around the leather band. Height of crown is 3-1/2" tall. Width of brim is 2" wide.
Condition: One straw point on the very edge is slightly loose but still attached. Possibly a tad of glue would secure the piece, Hat is also rather dusty from where it was found hanging. So it could stand to be gently brushed.