>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!