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Umbrella Facts from Pres. Lincoln to Tiki

You may already know that umbrellas have been around for thousands of years in one form or another, but did you know these interesting umbrella facts?

  • John Wilkes Booth asked President Lincoln for a few bucks to buy an umbrella in 1864
  • The history of cocktail or tiki umbrellas is unclear, but started in the early 20th century
  • It took thousands of years of making umbrellas before the folding umbrella was created in 1928
  • There’s an umbrella cover museum on an island off the Maine coast
  • The market for umbrellas in the U.S. is around $350 million/year

Want more facts? Well, there’s more over at The Atlantic in their article 11 Interesting things about the umbrella.

I wonder if there are any facts on how many umbrellas get left-behind on the subway or in restaurants and stores?  Anyway, if you’re in search of custom promotional umbrellas give us a shout.