Friday, January 19, 2007

Hats, bonnets and caps

Left: My great great great grandmother circa 1830.
Right: My great great grandmother circa 1880.

Left: My great great aunt late 1800s.
Right: My great grandmother late 1800s.

Left: My great aunt early 1900s.
Right: My mother in 1904.


Pauline said...

Hats! Such great photos, and look how the styles changed! A family story tells of my maternal grandmother spending a week's salary on a hat before she was married - fourteen whole dollars! The hat was an enormously brimmed thing covered with fake fruits and a few peacock feathers.

Lee said...

Obviously a strong millinery gene runs through your family!

herhimnbryn said...

Oh J, what a treasure trove! The hat your Mother is wearing as a babe in 1904! How wonderful that you ahve all these photos. Thankyou for posting them.

Avus said...

And don't the genes show through - the continuity of facial characteristics never fails to amaze me!

Knowleypowley said...


How lovely to have all these photographs of your family stretching so far back. Wonderful


Brown Moth said...

Ah how beautiful your photos are. I have hardly any such photos however one I do have is a framed photo of my grandmother, taken when she was in her late teens or early 20s. In it she is wearing a close fitting hat and a dark coat with a fur collar. A very fashionable young lady. Only recently my eldest son confessed that he'd grown up thinking she was a pilot, he'd always wondered where her Biggles goggles were.

Maggie said...

Hello Judith,

I have written a manuscript about your great great aunt (we are related) in the mop cap. I am getting it ready for publication and must ask you what you know about her.

I hope you are well as I noticed your last blog was in 2016, regards Margaret