If there’s something missing from contemporary life, aside from confidence in our leaders and a large portion of the world’s glaciers, it’s fashionable headwear. In 1954, in the United States, the now ubiquitous baseball cap was popularized by players of the eponymous sport, and today, the cotton cap with the adjustable brim has become an unavoidable head-borne virus worldwide. So, let us invite you into an archive of headwear spanning 3500 years. You’ll see broad brims and flouncy bonnets, peasant cowls and Germany’s Neolithic golden cones. We humbly offer this library as inspiration to you dear reader, and hope it sparks the desire to usher in a new era of wild, diverse and extravagant headwear.
Reed Enger, "Hats, Get your head in the game," in Obelisk Art History, Published September 18, 2015; last modified February 04, 2020, http://arthistoryproject.com/subjects/hats/.