Whilst I was in Japan I received an email from Charles-Henri Morreton regarding a previous post of mine and dialogue we had shared about the label I had found inside a Morreton hat.
My lack of knowledge of Morreton hats and their illustrators was addressed -
"It's funny because last week I made a book about MORRETON Hats' advertisements for me.
About the MORRETON firm, it was created in 1863 (in Chazelles-sur-Lyon, near Lyon - FRANCE) by my great grand father Jean MORRETON and the firm closed during my grand father's direction...
So I never knew this firm :-( I was born in 1981!
About your favourite label, I am not sure that was from Jean Desnos..."
The fantastic collection of artwork associated with the hats can be found here and to top off the correspondence, Charles-Henri very generously sent me a whole lot of images to blog.