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Hats! Hats! Hats! From fashionable fascinators to common chapeaus, hats can be found in the Collin County Images digital collection for almost any time period during the past 150 years.

Header image: Olney Davis Girls

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Collin County had several milliners making hats and selling them in stores in McKinney, Plano, Farmersville and other towns. Hats of all styles can be found in the pictures in the archives – wide brimmed, bonnets, top hats, cloche hats, bowler hats, etc.

Hats are not only worn as a fashion statement. Many occupations wear hats as part of their uniforms, including firefighters, police, nurses, and even the ice man!

We can’t forget the baseball hats that date as far back as 1904 or football helmets from the 1950s.

And what would Texas be without some amazing cowboy hats?!

Plano Firefighters Benefit Rodeo in Wylie, Texas

Hats were worn by everyone – man, woman, and child. Explore the Collin County Images digital collection to discover even more happening hats! Be sure to check out our past #Archives posts here on the blog.

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