1920 - 1940
MINI PAPERBOY STYLE CAP WITH EAR FLAPS
This mini cap is the oldest piece in the New Era Archive, showcasing the many styles of headwear that were popular in the 1920s.
This cap was made from 100% wool tweed material, with a satin interior.
CLEVELAND INDIANS CAP
This Cleveland Indians cap is a replica of the first-ever baseball cap made by New Era. This marks the company's shift from standard men's fashion headwear provider to a "baseball cap" manufacturer.
This fitted cap is made from melton wool, with a leather sweatband, and satin taping.
MEN'S SAFETY CAP
Designed for workers in the 1940s, this cap is an example of New Era expanding their capabilities to meet needs of a growing workman's market.
The genuine thermal mesh lining was built to match specifications of the United States Navy.
MEN'S OUTDOOR CAP
Created in World War II, this cap showcases New Era's ability to be creative in securing materials to develop new products during a scarcity.
For this cap, the Koch family purchased surplus military parachute material and dyed it in their home.
BLANK TEAM SPORTS CAP SAMPLE
In the 1940s and 1950s, New Era would sell these blank baseball caps door to door to local goods stores, who supplied uniforms to local amateur teams.