DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION: What Americans Wore 1620-1970
By Brandon Marie Miller. Lerner Publications Company, 1999.
This book traces the story of American fashion. The dozens of drawings
and photographs show Americans wearing hats throughout the centuries as
was de rigueur until 1960 when John Kennedy took his hat off on the day
of his inauguration. The Hat Act of 1732, which forbade the export of
beaver felt hats made in the colonies, is also briefly discussed.