1930s William Paul Brodt Washington DC cowboy hat

This vintage cowboy hat was made in the 1930s by G.W. Alexander & Co. of Reading, PA. It was sold as a house-branded hat by William Paul Brodt Inc., one of the premier hat sellers and manufacturers of Washington DC. They were located at 509 11th St, NW, and sold hats to many of the major politicians of the day. The hat is blocked on a San Fran Sr. block. It has a wide brim and a three cord ribbon. It is labeled “The Elk Brand Hat”, a line sold by Brodt’s.

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 4″
Ribbon Width: 1/2″
Crown Height: 5-1/2″

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