Monday, May 12, 2008

Who Made Indiana Jone's Hat?

Now this is Provenance!

I stumbled across this while looking for a new umbrella.

"Before Herbert Johnson moved to its present location sharing the store with Swaine Adeney it was situated at 13 Old Burlington Street. One rather uneventful afternoon two gentlemen came in and introduced themselves as Mr. Harrison Ford and Mr. Steven Spielberg. Little did we envision at this point that the following conversation involving hats was going to produce one of the most instantly recognizable iconic pieces of headwear of the decade."

What an amazing story. The rest of the article is here and oh yes you can buy the hat as well.