Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sentimental Sunday - Women with Hats - Stylish Nebraska Woman

I have very little information about this week’s Woman with Hats subject.  This unidentified woman from Lynch, Nebraska was most likely photographed in the late 1890’s or very possibly early 1900’s.  Her hat is quite a treat to behold and note the pin at the base of the front just above her hairline.  Her high-necked dress has a lacy insert and the sleeves are just a bit poufy which leads me to believe this is late 1890’s.

This photograph was quite intriguing as the photographer was a woman which was not the norm.  I am quite frustrated as I cannot make out her name.  I have tried numerous Internet and searches in hopes of finding her but to no avail. It appears to be Mabel C. Co____ or Mabel G. Go____.  I’m hoping someone can provide me with some insight to her identity. Regardless of her identity the subject creates quite a lovely picture.


  1. I read the name as Gatlin because that's a name I KNOW exists. But I would search Catlin as well.

    The pin is a lovely feature on that hat. I wonder what hats like that weighed.

    1. Well, thanks. I was all excited thinking that was the answer but just spent an hour searching Gatlin, Catlin, Gotham, Catham, Gorlin, Corlin, etc. Oh, well. Sometimes it just takes fresh eyes and mine just aren't seeing the right things. Maybe someone else will see what I am missing.


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