Felt Hat Belonging to Franklin D. Roosevelt
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This artifact is gray felt hat, size 7 3/8, with black ribbon was worn by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The interior is lined and edged with leather sweat band. There is a Cavanagh mark on the interior lining. The hat was givent to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library by Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Few personal accessories are more closely associated with FDR than the fedora. This felt fedora, made by Cavanaugh, ca. 1931, was worn by him.
This primary source comes from the Collection FDR-MUSEUM: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Museum Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 7694135Full Citation: Felt Hat Belonging to Franklin D. Roosevelt; Collection FDR-MUSEUM: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Museum Collection. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/felt-hat-belonging-to-franklin-d-roosevelt, September 25, 2016]
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