Dr. Seuss’s Hat Collection on Tour

This past weekend, The New York Times ran a fascinating piece on Theodor Seuss Geisel’s hat collection, which kicked off a nationwide tour with shows at the New York Public Library and the Animazing Gallery in SoHo.

Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, used the hats as inspiration in books like “The Cat in the Hat” and “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” and the man was a lifelong hat fanatic.

Per the Times: “He collected hundreds of them, plumed, beribboned and spiked, and kept them in a closet hidden behind a bookcase in his home in the La Jolla section of San Diego. He incorporated them into his personal paintings, his advertising work and his books. He even insisted that guests to his home don the most elaborate ones he could find.”

Read more about Geisel’s hat collection at NYTimes.com and see the tour schedule at drseussart.com.

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Written by davidmacfaddenelliott

David is Wingtip's storyteller. In addition to editing the Modern Gentleman's Blog, he has written for Wax Poetics, The Source, SF Weekly, and the East Bay Express, and others. His inspirations include Rumble Fish, Paul's Boutique, and Balzac. He studied English at the City University of New York at Hunter...
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