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.

6 comments:

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...

Judith

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

Peter
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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.