This John Fredrick's "Charmer" labeled Panama straw hat was purchased by me last night at White Linen Night.
It cost $12, and had a lot of bumps and dents.
As the "before" and "after" pictures show, a tea kettle and a little steam, and this old hat is looking good again.
I just can't resist revitalizing a sound Panama straw. Maybe I can get a tax free business together: Panama Straw Rescue Society.
Isn't that a wild hat band? Knitted fabric. I can't figure out the era though. Any one know out there?