We will be using the straw boater in a museum display in the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site. We will be featuring a first edition book of Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi. Illustrations in the book show t hat he wore a straw boater as a cub pilot on the steamboats he worked on.
I've ordered several times over the years and treasure my purchases. The quality is excellent. This last order was delivered even quicker than usual and I only contacted customer service via e-mail to thank them for combining my shipment and refunding me $4.95 on shipping.