Jul 23, 2010

More 1916 Hats

I have a number of these pages scanned, but think I will just post these 2 more. The variety of styles is fun - width emphasizing wide brim, gaucho style hats with shallow crowns, sheer floppy brimmed summer hats in what I assume is organdy or lace, height emphasizing architectural toques, and tiny brimmed round crown hats that sure look like precursors to the styles of the 1930s.

The wide brims are great. And were a popular style I have found reasonably often over the years. No. 505 - adorable. However, No. 553 on the second page - I have to wonder just how well that one sold back in 1916.

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