Davy Crockett Cap

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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.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 195u.

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This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 44 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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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.

Notes

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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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 195u

Start & End Dates

  • 1945 - 1959

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 12:51 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 22, 2014, 1:06 p.m.

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Davy Crockett Cap, physical object, 195u; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114740/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.