>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!
Stephanie LynnApril 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm (12 years ago)
>Wow! I'll take one of each please!
N. and M. ZiegfeldApril 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm (12 years ago)
>Oh my! They're all so beautiful! Although the bottom three on the second page are all particular favorites =]
PaperdollApril 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm (12 years ago)
>I like the one on the second page, top right with a green band, lovely!! X
LaurenApril 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm (12 years ago)
garofitApril 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm (12 years ago)
>Oooh, these are a treat!
CharleybrownApril 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm (12 years ago)
>Why have we lost the art of wearing hats? Love these! Thanks for posting!
wacky tackyApril 6, 2011 at 12:06 am (12 years ago)
>Hats are in the hair, er, air!!!
BaronessVonVintageApril 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm (12 years ago)
>so pretty! The hats are lovely, but those little faces = so precious (totally Fisher-esque).