Dating vintage clothing labels
Size labels appear in hats of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s and are most often size 22.
This is the measurement of the circumference of the wearer’s head. Also during this time period you may encounter labels stating, “Consumer Protection Label Mfd.
Restaurants had to disclose calorie information at the point of purchase.
Some companies in the UK, including Mc Donald's, now print facts including the fat, salt, calorie and carbohydrate content of its foods to help people make healthy choices.
We carry one of the largest vintage hat collections in the valley. One reason we have so many fabulous vintage hats is because of one of our Dealers, Dianna Hanson, also know to us as the “Hat Lady.” Dianna has been collecting for many years and her personal collection has grown to more than 1000 hats.
Part of her collection is featured in the 2013 calendar, “365 Days of Hats.” You can learn more about the “Hat Lady” at
SHOP MEN SHOP WOMEN When news of the California Gold Rush reached Bavarian immigrant Levi Strauss, he joined the thousands making the journey west to find their fortune.
While others panned for gold-flecked prosperity, Strauss was perfecting his XX Waist Overalls, which in 1890 would be given the lot number 501.
Our source material is our own archive, and our inspiration is the hardworking men and women we’ve equipped for the last 140 years.
It has been my experience that only about one in three hats has a label of any kind, while others may have up to three. Victorian and Edwardian hats don’t usually have a label.
When they do the information is stitched into or printed on the lining of the hat.
Professor Eric Finkelstein, of Duke-National University of Singapore, said: 'Given the results of prior studies, we had expected the results to be small, but we were surprised we could not detect even the slightest hint of changes in purchasing behaviour as a result of the legislation.
'The results suggest mandatory menu labelling, unless combined with other interventions, may be unlikely to significantly influence the obesity epidemic.'As part of a comprehensive effort to stem the rise in obesity King County in Washington, which includes Seattle and surrounding areas, brought in the regulation on all restaurant chains with 15 or more outlets from January, 2009.But Prof Finkelstein added that such information would be too late for the US Food and Drug Administration to use because its regulations on fast-food menu labelling are due out by March 23.One of my favorite spots in our mall is the “Vintage Boutique”.It is filled with wonderful fashions from the late 1800’s to the 1970’s.