Davy Crockett Cap

Description:

Davy Crockett Cap (aka coonskin hat) of fur. The hat has a circular crown of vari-colored brown and cream fur, possibly rabbit, flat on top, with a black fur tail hanging off of the back edge. Lined in heavy brown fabric.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: 195u
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 5
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 195u
Coverage:
Place
United States
From 1945 to 1959
Description:

Davy Crockett Cap (aka coonskin hat) of fur. The hat has a circular crown of vari-colored brown and cream fur, possibly rabbit, flat on top, with a black fur tail hanging off of the back edge. Lined in heavy brown fabric.

Note:

This style of headwear is said to have been worn by Native American Indians, and evolved into a popular form of headwear with hunters and pioneers of the 1800's. It is commonly associated with Davy Crocket. The hats became wildly popular in the 1950's with the broadcast of Walt Disney's Disneyland series story "Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter" staring Fess Parker. Versions in white rabbit fur were also made for girls of the time.

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Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1900.083.002
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc114740
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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