Well it’s September 15. The end of straw hat season. In the Scranton Times 100 years ago, an article and a cartoon ran about the end of the season.

In the article below men were reminded that even through the city of Scranton was experiencing a heat wave “it would be violation of all aesthetic tastes and ideals for men to leave the house wearing a straw hat.”  

straw hat 1915 article

Times’ cartoonist Jim Walsh drew up some ideas for what men could do with their straw hats now that straw hat season is over.

straw hat 1915 cartoon



Start of Straw Hat season – May 9, 2015

New hat styles for men – September 12, 2014