Coffee Monday: Maxwell House 1919


Happy Monday!

The hat says ‘Father Knickerbocker’ which was the name of one of Washington Irving’s friends around 1800 who was a character in Irving’s first book. The name also became eponymous for knickerbockers as a piece of clothing that the character wore – not to the hat, as one might imagine in this image, but rather to the style of baggy pants.

Here’s to pub trivia night!

Diedrich Knickerbocker.jpg
By Felix O.C. Darley – Irving, Washington; Diedrich Knickerbocker’s A History of New-York New York: G.P. Putnam, 1849; frontispiece, Public Domain, Link

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