Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sentimental Sunday - Women with Hats - 1910 Woman with Big Hat & Husband

1912-1913 Couple
This young attractive couple appear to be somewhat well-off by the appearance of the their clothing.  I'm not sure if this is a wedding photo, most likely as they are both prominently showing their wedding rings. The woman appears to be wearing what I believe was called a walking or traveling suit so perhaps they were about to leave for their honeymoon. Her hat is quite impressive with the round base and large feather plumes.  Her suit is lovely, with wide trim and large buttons and she has on a colorful blouse with frothy lace at the neck.  Her groom is quite spiffy in his suit and holding a bowler hat.

This photo measures approximately 5 x 7 inches and is inside a brown cardboard folder, but I have cropped it to make it easier to see. Unfortunately, neither the couple, the photographer or the location are identified.  I estimate this was taken about 1912 - 1913.


  1. They don't look very cheerful. I wouldn't have spotted the wedding rings by myself. Have a nice Christmas time!

  2. Teresa, I have a photograph of my father when he was quite young, standing with his sister and mother and an aunt wearing an outrageous hat much like the one in your photograph. Judging by my dad's appearance in that photo, he looked to be of an age to have dated that photograph at about the same time: around 1912. Amazing to see some of the stuff women wore back then!

  3. You'd have to buy a third train ticket for that hat -- it is positively enormous!

  4. Happy Christmas Teresa .Best Wishes From Yorkshire.

  5. Happy New Year and all the best!


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