Re: Top Hats
Top hats are for nancies Tom
However, I do recall seing a photograph of some prisoners from the Army of Tennesee maybe at Camp Douglas, where a dashing rogue is wearing a top-hat. There's a crop of part of it on Clearwater Hat's website. If I remember correctly there's a guy wearing a plaid shirt in the front row.
Does anyone else know this picture, or did I just make it up?
I used to have friends in the hobby
I think many of us get nostalgic about the past and like to think somehow that the world our mid-19th century ancestors lived in was free from many of the "sins" of our present world. Truth is, the more you study the past the more you realize that there's really nothing new under the sun. They struggled with many (most) of the same problems we do today.