Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

February 4, 2013

seusshatTo commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss classic The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, the New York Public Library is exhibiting some of the hats in the real Dr. Seuss’s own collection. A hat lover himself, Theodor Seuss Geisel collected hundreds of them, incorporating them into his painting, advertising, and books, even insisting “that guests to his home don the most elaborate ones he could find.” The collection features a red Robin Hood-like cap with feather exactly like the one Bartholomew Cubbins had and the hat worn by the famous Cat in the Hat. The exhibit opens Monday in New York and will then travel to 15 other locations during the year. Maybe Chicago will get lucky. See the rest of the article in today’s New York Times.



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