>Spring Hats, 1916

>It’s not often when working on images for the blog that something makes my heart truly sing, but I can honestly say these images did! All at once I was transported to my childhood fantasies of the romanticised past.  Color illustrations from the earlier part of the last century always do that to me- like the images of Harrison Fisher or even in black and white by Charles Dana Gibson (which, of course, bridged the 19th and 20th century with the Gibson Girl).
I love the fashion of the “teens”.  These hats are no exception! Here’s a couple of color images from a 1916 catalog.  I hope you enjoy!

Oh yes- and speaking of hats- did you see Casey’s version of one of the hats from the Sporty Toppers pattern?  It’s so cute!

8 Comments on >Spring Hats, 1916

  1. Stephanie Lynn
    April 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm (5 years ago)

    >Wow! I'll take one of each please!

  2. N. and M. Ziegfeld
    April 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm (5 years ago)

    >Oh my! They're all so beautiful! Although the bottom three on the second page are all particular favorites =]

  3. Paperdoll
    April 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm (5 years ago)

    >I like the one on the second page, top right with a green band, lovely!! X

  4. Lauren
    April 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm (5 years ago)

    >YES PLEASE!

  5. garofit
    April 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm (5 years ago)

    >Oooh, these are a treat!

  6. Charleybrown
    April 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm (5 years ago)

    >Why have we lost the art of wearing hats? Love these! Thanks for posting!

  7. wacky tacky
    April 6, 2011 at 12:06 am (5 years ago)

    >Hats are in the hair, er, air!!!

  8. BaronessVonVintage
    April 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm (5 years ago)

    >so pretty! The hats are lovely, but those little faces = so precious (totally Fisher-esque).

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close