Fedora-style hat worn by Tech student, Robert D. Neill. The hat commemorates Tech's appearance in the 1943 Cotton Bowl and features the signatures of several of the members of the 1943 football squad. Hat is of beige wool felt with hat ribbon trim in slightly contrasting color. On front in ink is written Cotton Bowl '43." "Pete West" signature in this area also. Another signature on back of crown: "Raymond Breach [?]". All other signatures on hat are on back brim and are as follows: [first is distinguishable, perhaps "Ted -?-" ], Bobby Sheldon, Pat McHugh, Paul Page, Jim Kirby [?], David Morris, Ryckeley, Ed, Healy Bill, Jack Hancock, Jack Marshall, Jack Helms, [last signature is iindistinguishable).
Robert D. Neill
“fedora hat,” Georgia Tech History Digital Portal, accessed June 19, 2013, http://history.library.gatech.edu/items/show/6037.