Thursday, January 8, 2015

Get Your Hats Trimmed Free of Charge

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Lit Brothers' Building, 8th & Market, Philadelphia, PA 

Back in the day - 1890s - 
Lit Brothers Department Store 
would trim your new hat for free. 

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The Iron Facade of Lit Brothers' Building, 8th & Market, Philadelphia, PA 

Seeing that old sign made me long for a hat that could be trimmed
until I saw this in a store window...

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The Feather Duster Hat 

Who needs a hat trimmed
when you can just put a feather duster on your head.
I'm wondering what kind of fashion statement
I could make with a Swiffer Duster.
It sure beats cleaning with it.


And might be an improvement...





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12 comments:

Linda Kay said...

A fun post today for sure...I wonder what they trimmed on a hat? I love the feather duster hat!

Tamar SB said...

I love historic buildings, especially in Philly!

Sandra said...

i am glad you showed the photo of the hat at the end because i have never heard of trimming a hat and wondered what that meant. i can see now the feathers would need to be trimmed..

Buckeroomama said...

Well, that hat's certainly quirky!

Looking up at buildings like that make me dizzy... even if they're in a photo! Great shot, though. :)

Nicki said...

Love historic buildings, especially ones that still tell the story of when they were in their heyday.

Kerry said...

What a great sign: it took me a second to put the meaning right because I think of trimming as something done with a scissors!

Kim Cunningham said...

First, these are gorgeous shots! Secondly, that hat is very reminiscent of a feather duster!

Kathy said...

I don't think we'll ever see the queen sporting one of these!

James said...

I like that building and old sign. The feather duster"hat" is hilarious. :-)

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful old building. A feather duster might improve on my hair some days....

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They don't make buildings like that anymore - what a beauty! The feather duster hat is too funny!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Gosh love that old building and the lettering! A Swiffer dusting now that is an interesting idea.