This is a picture of Richard Smyth’s hat shop in 1883 Richard Smyth is located on the right with his daughter Edith. The shop was located at about 7th Avenue and C Street in Salt Lake City.
A RICH HISTORY
We trace our roots back to 1853 when John C. Tatton, a Mormon Pioneer, brought his trade of Hatting from Lancashire, England to the Salt Lake Valley. When Tatton left the valley in 1863, another hatter from Ireland took over as Salt Lakes hatter. Richard Smyth operated his hat shop in downtown Salt Lake before passing the legacy on to his son, Jim, and his grandsons. James Whittington, “JW” himself, then took over the hat shop in 1977 and we are proud to be serving you today!