In honor of Labor Day, and as part of my series on historical occupations, we’re looking at hats, and the making thereof. The job description in the book is another page longer. If you’d like to read the whole thing, you can find it here.
|Detail from 1813 Ackermann fashion plate|
—John Souter, The Book of English Trades: And Library of the Useful Arts, 1818
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