Geo. Franks, Hatter

Authentically Recreated Wool & Fur Felt Hats for Men, Women & Children 1600 - 1872

June 1, 2022

Happy June! Summer is near but it already feels like it here at Daniel Donnelly House in Western Maryland.
I am often asked "what is the best hat for my impression?"
If you belong to a unit or organization, your leadership or their documentation are the best places to start.
If you are an individual public historian or the like, we are happy to work with you based on our extensive on-going research of not just hats, but uniforms and clothing during the 18th and 19th centuries. Just ask (contact information below).
Thank you for your continued patronage - and patience.
We love our customers!
Geo. Franks

NOTE: Our hats are ALSO popular gifts for retirements, promotions, recognition, fund-raisers and other occasions and events.

Some order our hats to enhance their study, office, "man (or woman) room" or as part of their historical or eclectic decor.

Whatever your historical hat need, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Geo. Franks, Hatter's hats are worn or on display at many of the premier historic sites and military museums in the USA - and internationally. 

Our customers are public historians, reenactors, Veterans, black powder shooters, SAR, collectors and others who appreciate authenticity and quality.

We look forward to delighting you as a new or repeat customer with the highest level of authenticity, quality and service - at a reasonable price.

We offer many styles not currently listed on our website. If you need a hat, contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

- Contact us with ANY questions. We are here to help!

Please note: Hats take approximately a MINIMUM of 60-90 days payment to shipment. Expedites of 30 days are available for a surcharge. Let us know if you need your hat by a specific date.

If you do have any questions, please contact us. We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.

Thank you!

Your humble & obedient servant,

Geo. Franks


Contact us at:


phone: 301-379-0330