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!