>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 (11 years ago)

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

  2. N. and M. Ziegfeld
    April 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm (11 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 (11 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 (11 years ago)


  5. garofit
    April 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm (11 years ago)

    >Oooh, these are a treat!

  6. Charleybrown
    April 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm (11 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 (11 years ago)

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

  8. BaronessVonVintage
    April 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm (11 years ago)

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