Tuesday, November 27, 2012

T is for Ten Gallon Cowboy Hat

Today (a great T word) I'm sharing a picture from Thanksgiving of one of my little great-nephews.   He is sporting a TEN GALLON COWBOY HAT,  well it looks Ten Gallon on him.  He never leaves his house without some kind of hat!!!

The TEN GALLON HAT has several theories about how the term originated.  The first ten gallon hat was sold in  1925 by the Stetson Company. They advertised their Ten Gallon Hats were made of such a tight weave that they were waterproof and that you give  your horse a drink of water--not quite ten gallons, actually about 3 quarts!

The hats today are more decorative and not meant to use to as a watering hole!! The original Ten Gallon Hat was worn by Tom Mix.

Source: Wickipedia
We have several cowboys in our family and they can be seen wearing their cowboys hats
on their farms or in their pick-up trucks

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Pride In Photos said...

Your post was very educational. I never even knew a 10 gallon hat existed? Very cute on your son. I wish I could get my grandson to wear hats. Everytime grammie puts one on his head, he pulls it off☺

Luna Miranda said...

reminds me of the Marboro Man.:p
this little fellow is a handsome cowboy.

Leslie: said...

What a cuTie-paTooTi in ThaT haT!

abcw team

photowannabe said...

I never knew the definition for 10 gallon hat before.
I just love your little nephew in that too big had. Its a priceless photo.
Crop the picture and you would have a cute closeup.

photowannabe said...

Ann, the cropping is perfect.
Now the center of attention is your darling great nephew.

Roger Owen Green said...

I have only two things to say:
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Joy said...

I didn't know the origin of the name although I do remember Westerns where the horse drinks from a hat. That is one cute 10 gallon wearer.
Joy - ABC Team

Carver said...

Great post for T. I love the shot of your nephew. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Wanda said...

The information was interesting, the picture..priceless!

Paula Scott said...

Interesting! I never gave it a thought as to why they are called ten gallon hats, but now you've got me thinking!

Lynette Killam said...

Oh, that's an adorable photo! And I love the information you included. We don't see ten-gallon hats here in Vancouver much, though they show up inland...:)

ChrisJ said...

Interesting information. Love the picture, too.

Cheri said...

What an adorable photo! Here in OK we're smack-dab in the middle of cowboy hat land, but even so, true 10 gallons are few and far between these days.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Very handsome!

Catching up with all the T entries.

Travels & Wandering
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Sharp Little Pencil said...

What a cutie! Lyle Lovett, of course, wears a ten-gallon Stetson. Inside, there's a tag that reads, "This is Lyle Lovett's hat. Not yours."

He also has a song with Randy Newman called, "He's a Long Tall Texan With a Ten-Gallon Hat," plus one that's very funny: "You Can Have My Girl (But Don't Touch My Hat)! I'm not from Texas (but Texas wants me anyway...) Now I have Lyle Tourette's! Your pic really helped me out today, gave me smile. Peace, Amy

Martha said...

Love the ten gallon hat! And the little guy underneath it. :)

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