Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sepia Saturday #108 - Hats, Hats & More Hats!

I write a post each Sunday called Women with Hats and I recently came across another blog called Sepia Saturday in which you post old pictures with a different theme each Saturday.  This is my first Saturday answering their blog call and this week the topic is hats!  Here is my entry:

This first picture is a tintype of a woman in a flowery, feathery hat.  She's wearing a fitted dress with a bustle and I believe this to have been taken in the 1880's.  I welcome any help narrowing down more definite dates.


This next picture is a very small one measuring just 7/8" by 1 1/4" and it is glued to a beige background with a border.  Her hat appears to be made out of satin and I've never seen anything quite like it.  I'm taking a stab in the dark here that this is from 1900 - 1910.


This woman in my last picture is wearing a hat with feathers and some other type of decoration in the middle.  Again, I am guessing at the date, maybe 1910 - 1920.


None of the women or the photographers in these pictures were identified. Thanks for looking and I look forward to more Sepia Saturdays!


21 comments:

  1. That's a nice collection of hats. I like the way the hat in the last photo seems well-matched to the style of the clothes.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I love your site - I collect old postcards as well - they give you such a feel for the times.

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  2. An excellent collection of hats! Your site is quite nice and I love your photos - you have some real gems here.

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate your comment, collecting these photos is an obsession.

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  3. The woman in the second photo has indeed an outstanding hat.

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    1. Yes, I wonder how she was able to hold her head up!

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  4. The woman in the third photo looks as though she has on some sort of undergarment to push and pull her shape into, well, a certain shape. Amazing collection of hats here.

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    1. I believe that is the famous "S" shape corset!

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  5. Such beautiful hats! These women appear to be wealthy enough to own several. How ever did they store them all?

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    1. That's true, hat boxes would have been large and closets were notoriously small back then.

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  6. Welcome to Sepia Saturday. Hats were made for you - and the ladies in your photos. The first one looks extra smart.

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    1. Thanks for the welcome and thanks for looking!

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  7. Welcome aboard Teresa. You’ve got some lovely pictures there and I’d agree about the dates as it seems to be the era of really big hats.

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    1. Thank you and yes the hats were wonderful weren't they?

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  8. Lovely hat photos..I find them very interesting! Thanks for leaving a comment at Forgotten Old Photos ..I am going to add you to my blog list. I will be back to check out more of your photos:)

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  9. Thank you for looking and adding me to your list - I love your site!

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  10. What a splendid blog - and a most welcome addition to Sepia Saturday. A great post with some fabulous images - not to mention fabulous hats. Looking forward to you becoming a Sepia Saturday regular.

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    1. Thanks Alan, it was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to more "Saturdays."

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  11. About the hat of the lady in the middle you commented that you'd never seen anything quite like it. With the Sepia Saturday topic of hats this week, most of the hats are ones I've not seen anything like them before. What an amazing array. Thanks for sharing some of yours.

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  12. First pic is normally early to mid 1880's, last pic seems more like 1900, you can see it because of the corset and the skirt, the corset is shorter then the one in 1910(if you look up the corsets you can see how it changes the silhouet) and the skirt in 1910 is straighter then the one in 1900, 1900 skirt has a clock form :)
    I hope this helps you to determine data :)
    cheers

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